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Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe

Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe Author Maria Jose Gonzalez
ISBN-10 9781135304225
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 264
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Presenting studies of the situation on gender inequalities and associated pattern of work and welfare in all southern European countries, this work focuses on the interaction of the three major societal institutions - the State, the family and the labour market.

Southern European Welfare States

Southern European Welfare States Author G. Katrougalos
ISBN-10 9780230523722
Release 2002-12-11
Pages 238
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In this first analytical monograph on the subject, George Katrougalos and Gabriella Lazaridis examine the social welfare state of the main four Southern European countries, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece. They conduct an overall system analysis of the welfare state in Southern Europe which challenges the prevalent Ferrera model. Additionally, they present a detailed outlook of policies adopted in the fields of employment, migration, health, social security, pensions and gender-family issues.

Unemployment in Southern Europe

Unemployment in Southern Europe Author Nancy Gina Bermeo
ISBN-10 071464935X
Release 2000
Pages 304
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Unemployment is one of Southern Europe's most serious political problems. Though much has been written about unemployment's causes and cures, systematic attention to its consequences is lacking. This collection of original essays deals with the effects of unemployment on regimes, parties, immigrants, economies and families, highlighting the differences and the similarities among Southern European states and offering lessons about the profound human consequences of unemployment in general.

Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Key Indicators of the Labour Market Author International Labor Office
ISBN-10 9221253775
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 792
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"18 labour market indicators covering over 200 countries. Interactive software included in English, French and Spanish"--Cover.

The Politics of Work Family Policy Reforms in Germany and Italy

The Politics of Work Family Policy Reforms in Germany and Italy Author Agnes Blome
ISBN-10 9781317554370
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 260
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One of the fundamental challenges facing modern welfare states is the question of work-family reconciliation. An increasing share of mothers work, but many European welfare states do not adequately support the dual-earner model, especially in southern Europe. After 2005, German policy-makers transformed the nature of Germany’s family policy regime through a number of legislative measures, whilst Italy, a country with many similarities, witnessed little change. Using a multi-methods approach, this book addresses the puzzle of why Germany was able to implement far-reaching reforms in this policy area after a long impasse and Italy was not. As such, it delivers a broad, systematic account of these reforms and sheds light on why similar reforms were not also adopted in other similar welfare states at the same time. More generally, it contributes to understanding the determinants of welfare policy change in modern European welfare states. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and professionals working on topics linked to European politics, welfare and work-family policies, comparative politics, social policy, and more broadly to political science and gender studies.

Youth in Transition

Youth in Transition Author Teresa Jurado Guerrero
ISBN-10 9781351752602
Release 2017-11-22
Pages 376
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This title was first published in 2002: In recent years there has been a trend among young people across Europe towards remaining longer in their parental homes. Many reasons have been suggested for this change in demographic patterns, but Teresa Jurado Guerrero’s study of France and Spain represents the first in-depth cross-national analysis of this important social and economic issue. The book provides systematic comparisons of living arrangements at cross-national, cross-regional and individual levels and examines the results of two large-scale national surveys. It investigates the relevance of young people’s employment situations, social policies related to youth, national and regional housing markets and family norms, and identifies policy measures which would encourage early home-leaving and family formation. The book exposes the existence and effects of different national and individual strategies surrounding the process of becoming socially independent, and offers unique insights into an issue of key relevance for parents, young people, researchers and policy makers.

Comparative Women s History

Comparative Women s History Author Anne Cova
ISBN-10 UVA:X030114485
Release 2006
Pages 185
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This book gives new insight into how to write comparative women's history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume emphasizes the virtues of such research, but it also recognizes the methodological difficulties. The contributors have published widely and are well known experts in the field.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author Leo P. Chall
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110591745
Release 2001
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Welfare in a Civil Society

Welfare in a Civil Society Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89061839684
Release 1993
Pages 366
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Welfare in a Civil Society has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Welfare in a Civil Society also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Welfare in a Civil Society book for free.

The Role of Women in Central Europe After EU Enlargement

The Role of Women in Central Europe After EU Enlargement Author Stella Avallone
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079342617
Release 2009
Pages 270
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'Gender equality is a fundamental right, a common value of the EU, and a necessary condition for the achievement of the EU objectives of growth, employment and social cohesion.' (European Commission: Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men). 2007 has been designated as 'European Year of Equal Opportunities for All'. What are the challenges of gender equality policy in a wider Europe of 27, with a combined population of 500 million? A two-days conference on 'The Role of Women in Central Europe after EU Enlargement' organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum Milan together with Milan State University tried to assess the history, culture, economic situation and international relations of one «female half of Europe that sees the Western world with new eyes and may indicate to us the way to a better future.

Gender equality

Gender equality Author Erik Olin Wright
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080901286
Release 2009-08-03
Pages 465
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'Gender Inequality' explores class disparity, who should care for infants, and fatherhood in a dual-earner family.

The Foundations of the Welfare State

The Foundations of the Welfare State Author Robert E. Goodin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025187092
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 469
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'. . . with The Foundations of the Welfare State, the editors have compounded a grand, magisterial collection that will become the standard reference for researchers and teachers.' - Pieter Vanhuysse, Political Studies 'At last a reference collection that does justice to the enormously rich literature on the development of social policy and the major issues involved. These volumes are sensitive to the many contributing disciplines and the editors have a shrewd eye for competing approaches. This collection is lively and comprehensive, it will be indispensable for teaching.' - Jane Lewis, London School of Economics, UK This three-volume compendium reproduces all the key texts on the welfare state - its rise and fall, its varying rationales and instrumentalities, its different forms in different periods and different places. Political history and social theory are interspersed with sociology and economics, and neo-liberal analyses sit alongside socialist and feminist ones, making for an invigorating blend of opposing perspectives. Anglo-American experiences are contrasted not just with those of Germany and Scandinavia but also with Japan and Taiwan, Italy and Hungary, Australia and South Asia, thus highlighting the many distinct styles of welfare states and the distinctive social, economic, political and cultural forces driving them. The juxtaposition of all the standard texts alongside many others which are deeply revealing but virtually unknown makes this an indispensable reference source for all serious students of the welfare state.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888517
Release 2003
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.

Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective

Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective Author Heikki Ervasti
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079153006
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 283
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'For outsiders, the popularity and social sustainability of the extensive scope of Nordic welfare states, such as the strong role of the state and high levels of taxation, remains something of a mystery. Making use of recent international survey data, this important book goes some way towards solving this mystery. It underlines the remarkable success of Nordic welfare institutions which help to maintain not only low rates of poverty and inequality, but high levels of well-being, trust, social capital and political participation.' - Jochen Clasen, University of Edinburgh, UK

Children Gender and Families in Mediterranean Welfare States

Children  Gender and Families in Mediterranean Welfare States Author Mimi Ajzenstadt
ISBN-10 9048188423
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 226
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countries in this region have been particularly limited (for an exception to this, see Petmesidou & Papatheodorou, 2006). The underlying assumption in this volume is that despite the diversity of welfare states bordering the Mediterranean Sea, some interesting commonalities are shared by these nations. Indeed, in his contribution to this volume Gal has described these nations as belonging to an extended family of welfare states that share some common characteristics and outcomes, one of which is the role of the family. By bringing together case analyses of the welfare states in the Mediterranean which focus on children, gender, and families, we maintain that it is possible to shed light on aspects of social policy that do not necessarily emerge in most discussions of these issues in the literature. The rationale inherent in a volume that focuses on a group of welfare states is of course embedded in the welfare regime typology notion that has dominated much of the comparative social policy literature over the last two decades. The publication of Esping Andersen’s seminal work, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism in 1990 (and his related 1999 book), which distinguished between three welfare regimes, became a landmark for comparative work of social policies in various countries. Esping-Andersen regarded his typology as a useful tool for comparison between welfare states because it allowed “for greater analytical parsimony and help[s] us to see the forest rather than myriad trees” (1999, p. 73).

Gender and Well Being

Gender and Well Being Author Mr John Eriksen
ISBN-10 9781409494829
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 290
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Provisioning for basic human needs is done in three main kind of institutions: the familial household; the commercial enterprise selling goods and services; the institutions of the Welfare State that provide education, medical care and other goods and personal services to all or to some specific groups of citizens in need. The purpose of this book is to study the interplay of these institutions and their impact on well-being, and to analyze key policies and measures that have been implemented in European countries. Institutions determine labour demand (men and women are hired by the institutions of the Welfare State or by market providers of care), the possibilities of consumption (wages earned can be used to buy goods and services only if such goods and services are provided by the market) and allocate people's time, in particular women's time, between paid work and unpaid domestic production and provision of care, shaping both the gender relations and time use of people of both sexes. The proper balance of these institutions is a prerequisite of well-being both of the care givers and of the care receivers, and also for satisfactory gender relations.

The international handbook on the sociology of education

The international handbook on the sociology of education Author Carlos Alberto Torres
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056187910
Release 2003
Pages 415
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The twentieth century has been marked by the expansion of educational opportunities worldwide. It has been the century of education, and the role of the state in the promotion of public education has been decisive. Yet, at the millennium's turn efforts to diminish the role of the state are rapidly changing education, especially in terms of its role in democracy. This comprehensive handbook offers a fresh view of the social context of education, outlining the challenges as well as the advances in public and private education systems. The book offers a systematic account of current social theory and methodologies, applied perspectives on the development of education in many regions of the world, and compares key themes such as access, school choice, equity, and educational performance. Visit our website for sample chapters!