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Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of "the Social"



The failure of orthodox economic models to generate growth and eradicate poverty has led to a renewed interest in social policy and social institutions. While there is enormous debate on the scope and values of social policy, gender has been the silent term in these debates. This book, edited by Shahra Razavi and Shireen Hassim, illustrates why both academic research and policy thinking need to factor-in gender hierarchies and structures if they are to address some of the key challenges of contemporary societies: the widespread informality and insecurity of paid work and the crisis of care.

Contents
Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Rendered Structure of 'the Social'; S.Hassim & S.Razavi
PART 1: HISTORICAL AND REGIONAL TRAJECTORIES IN SOCIAL PROVISIONING
Mothers at the Service of the New Poverty Agenda: The 'Oportunidades' Programme in Mexico; M.Molyneux
Gender and Post-socialist Welfare States in Central Eastern Europe: Family Policy Reforms in Poland and the Czech Republic Compared; S.Steinhilber
Maternalist Policies versus Women's Economic Citizenship? Gendered Social Policy in Iran; V.M.Moghadam
Gender Equality and Developmental Social Welfare in South Africa; S.Hassim
Social Policy Reforms and Gender in Japan and South Korea; I.Peng
The Evolution of the Women-Friendly State: Opportunities and Constraints in the Swedish Welfare State; B.Hobson
The Adult-Worker-Model Family and Gender Equality: Principles to Enable the Valuing and Sharing of Care; J.Lewis & S.Giullari
PART 2: LABOUR-MARKET INFORMALITY AND THE SEARCH FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
Labour-Market Informalization, Gender and Social Protection: Reflections on Poor Urban Households in Bolivia ad Ecuador; L.Benería & M.S.Floro
Working People and Access to Social Protection; F.Lund
PART 3: GENDER DIMENSIONS OF SOCIAL-SECTOR RESTRUCTURING
Gender and Health Sector Reform: Analytical Perspectives on African Experience; M.Mackintosh & P.Tibandebage
Health-Sector Reform in China: Gender Equality and Social Justice; J.Wang
Secondary Education in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh: Gender Dimensions of State Policy and Practice; J.Jha & R.Subrahmanian
PART 4: FINANCING SOCIAL PROVISIONING AND COUNTING IN WOMEN
Gendered Implications of Tax Reform in Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Jamaica; E.Huber
Expectations versus Realities in Gender-responsive Budget Initiatives; D.Budlender

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 May 2006
    Pub. Place: Basingstoke
    ISBN: 13: 978-1-4039-9630-5
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave