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Changing relations of welfare : family, gender and migration in Britain and Scandinavia

Author: Janet Fink; Åsa Lundqvist
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
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Changing Relations of Welfare uses rich and varied sources to offer an innovative approach to the analysis of meanings afforded to the family in different policy, legal and welfare contexts in Sweden, Denmark and Britain. Through the presentation of a historically informed, comparative analysis of the shifting dynamics in the relationship between family and the state, this volume offers new pathways for exploring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Fink; Åsa Lundqvist
ISBN: 9780754678939 0754678938 9780754697640 0754697649 1282524992 9781282524996
OCLC Number: 651925871
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 197 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Part I: Family, Gender Relations and the Welfare State; 2 Overshadowed by the Male Breadwinner: Care in 20th Century Britain; 3 Competing Meanings of Gender Equality: Family, Marriage and Tax Law in 20th Century Denmark; 4 The Institutionalization of Family and Gender Equality Policies in the Swedish Welfare State; 5 Paradoxes of Gender and Marital Status in mid-20th Century British Welfare; Part II: Gender, Migration and Social Inequalities. 6 Migration, Family and British Social Policy in the Late 20th Century7 The Multicultural Challenge to the Danish Welfare State: Tensions between Gender Equality; 8 Postcolonial Encounters: Migrant Women and Swedish Midwives; 9 Afterword; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Fink and Åsa Lundqvist.
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