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Children, Gender and Families in Mediterranean Welfare States

Author: Mimi Ajzenstadt,John Gal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048188420

Category: Social Science

Page: 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).

Handbook on Gender and Social Policy

Author: Sheila Shaver

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785367161

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Providing a state of the art overview, this comprehensive Handbook is an essential introduction to the subject of Gender and Social Policy. Bringing together original contributions and research from leading researchers it covers the theoretical perspectives of the field, the central policy terrain of gender inequalities of income, employment and care, and family policy. Examining gender and social policy at both the regional and national level, the Handbook is an excellent resource for advanced students and scholars of sociology, political science, women’s studies, policy studies as well as practitioners seeking to understand how gender shapes the contours of social policy and politics.

The Family in the Mediterranean Welfare States

Author: Manuela Naldini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135775699

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This work analyses in a historical and comparative perspective the relationship between the family and the welfare state in two Mediterranean countries: Italy and Spain. Two aims form the focus of the book. Firstly, to open the black box of the family in welfare state analysis, introducing a focus on inter-generational and kin relations. Secondly, to explain why the southern welfare states have offered very low support to families with children by taking into account several factors: the legacy of fascism, the role of the Church, and the specific role played by leftist parties in defining family policy as labour policy.

Zukunft der Familie

Prognosen und Szenarien. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, Sonderheft 2009

Author: Günter Burkart

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866497741

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Wie hat man sich die weitere Entwicklung von Gesellschafts- und Familienstrukturen vorzustellen? ExpertInnen aus Soziologie und Psychologie entwerfen Szenarien für die nächsten Jahrzehnte und geben damit wichtige Hinweise auf zukünftige Aufgaben in Familienforschung und Familienpolitik. Die AutorInnen loten Zukunftspfade von familialen und anderen privaten Lebensformen aus. So entstehen Prognosen und Szenarien, die die Dynamik des Wandels besser verstehen lassen. Dabei geht es weniger darum, durch Vorhersagen unsere Neugierde zu befriedigen, wie die Welt tatsächlich einmal aussehen wird, sondern eher darum, aktuelle Hoffnungen oder Wünsche, aber auch Warnungen zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Szenarien sind Beschreibungen möglicher Zukünfte. Ihr Sinn besteht auch darin, besser zu sehen, was wir tun müssten, um bestimmte Entwicklungen zu fördern oder zu verhindern. In diesem Sinn versuchen die AutorInnen - durchaus auch spekulativ - Szenarien zu entwickeln, wie die jeweilige Situation, sich in zwanzig bis dreißig Jahren darstellen könnte. In diesem Sinne von ""social fiction"" können die Beiträge so nicht nur eine mögliche Entwicklung verdeutlichen, sondern auch Hinweise für die kommenden Aufgaben der Familienforschung und angrenzender Forschungsgebiete, aber auch der Familienpolitik, liefern. Einige Themenkreise: · Beruf, Mobilität und Familie · Familie nach der Familie · Fragmentierung von Elternschaft · Ferngemeinschaften - transnationale Familien · Zukunft von Kinderbetreuung · Eine Zukunft ohne Kinder · Eine unaufhaltsam alternde Gesellschaft? · Gleichgeschlechtliche Paare und Familien · Reproduktionsmedizin und Biotechnologie

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

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New Books on Women and Feminism

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Category: Feminism

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Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe

Woman, Work and Welfare in the 1990s

Author: Maria Jose Gonzalez,Teresa Jurado,Manuela Naldini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135304297

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 8871

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.

Gender and Well-being

The Role of Institutions

Author: Elisabetta Addis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409407058

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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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 pe

Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Change and Continuity

Author: E. Haghighat-Sordellini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230110088

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This book explores the complexity of women's social status in the Middle East and North African region and fills a gap in the existing literature by providing an up-to-date and comprehensive portrait of women's status from a theoretical and socio-demographic perspective.

Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children

A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice

Author: Marit Skivenes,Ravinder Barn,Katrin Kriz,Tarja Pösö

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190205318

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children examines where, why and to what extent immigrant children are represented in the child welfare system in different countries. These countries include Australia/New Zealand, Belgium/the Netherlands, England, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, and the United States--all of them having different child welfare philosophies and systems as well as histories and practices in immigration. By comparing policies and practices in child welfare systems (and welfare states), especially in terms of how they conceptualize and deal with immigrant children and their families, we address an immensely important and pressing issue in modern societies. Immigrants in the child welfare system are a critical issue and they seem to face serious challenges that are evident across countries. These are challenges related to lack of language proficiency, lack of knowledge about cultural and social aspects and about the public systems of the destination country. Perhaps most relevantly, the challenges may include collisions of ideas and beliefs about how to raise children, about children's place in the family and society, and about children's rights.

The Mediterranean Passage

Migration and New Cultural Encounters in Southern Europe

Author: Russell King

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236467

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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During the last two decades of the twentieth century, southern Europe became a key destination for global migration. Countries which had been important source countries for emigration, mainly to northern Europe, quickly became targets for international migrants coming from an extraordinary range of source countries. Today, the management of immigration is complex with countries torn between the need to satisfy the rules of Schengen and "fortress Europe" on the one hand, and the economic benefits of cheap and flexible labor supplies on the other. This book brings together a variety of detailed studies recording the "cultural encounters" of these migrants. Most of the chapters are based on detailed research in locations such as Lisbon, the Algarve, Barcelona, Turin, Bologna, Sicily and Athens, as well as in source countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Albania and the Philippines. What emerges is a scenario diverse and rapidly evolving, with cultural encounters which are both enriching and depressing, yet always fascinating.

The Mediterranean Welfare Regime and the Economic Crisis

Author: Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes,Pau Mari-Klose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317661249

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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This book examines the recent evolution of the Mediterranean Welfare regime, and how the economic crisis may be contributing to redefine its basic traits. Moving from the macro comparative analysis of long-term socio-demographic trends to the study of specific welfare programs, the chapters included in this book employ a variety of methods and approaches to review the specificities of the Mediterranean Welfare model. All chapters aim to analyze the role that the recent transformations experienced by Southern European societies (ageing, increasing women labour market participation, decreasing expectations for care within the family, immigration) have had over this model. The basic characteristics of this regime type are supposed to be strongly grounded in the values shared by these societies (familistic tendencies, clientelism, lack of generalized trust), but the modernization which these countries experienced in recent years have contributed, with a different speed and to a different degree, to a significant transformation in their axiological foundations. The impact of the current fiscal and economic crisis on the Mediterranean Welfare regimes may be contributing to the growing de-legitimatisation of political systems of these countries, something particularly important in a region that established democratic regimes only (relatively) recently. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Societies.

Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europe

Author: T. Knijn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284196

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life?

Children, Young People and Families

Examining Social Work Practice in Europe

Author: Maria José Freitas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788843032655

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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Generationenbeziehungen im Wohlfahrtsstaat

Lebensbedingungen und Einstellungen von Altersgruppen im internationalen Vergleich

Author: Agnes Blome,Wolfgang Keck,Jens Alber

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531908707

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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Vorwort Die Alterung der Bevölkerung gehört zu den größten Herausforderungen Deutschlands in den nächsten Jahrzehnten. Viele der vorhergesagten Szenarien wie die unzureichende Nachhaltigkeit der Rentenversicherung, nachlassende Innovationspotenziale oder die Verkleinerung und Überlastung der Familien zeichnen ein düsteres Bild der Zukunft und beschwören einen sich anbahnenden Generationenkonflikt herauf. Ist es wirklich so schlecht bestellt um die Zukunft Deutschlands? Welche Maßnahmen wurden eingeleitet, um den demografischen Änderungen und seinen Folgen zu begegnen? Diese beiden Fragen standen im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsprojektes „Generationenbeziehungen im Wohlfahr- staat“, das von der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung gefördert wurde. Die AutorInnen dieses Buches haben sich zum Ziel gesetzt, das Zusamm- spiel zwischen den Generationen eingehend zu untersuchen. Ihr Ansatz ist s- thetischer Natur. Es geht darum, die Austauschbeziehungen zwischen Generat- nen im Sozialstaat und in der Familie zu betrachten. Wodurch werden die - bensbedingungen und sozialpolitischen Einstellungen von Altersgruppen - prägt? Mit diesem Ansatz beschreiten sie einen bisher selten gewählten Weg.

Die Metamorphosen der sozialen Frage

eine Chronik der Lohnarbeit

Author: Robert Castel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867640671

Category: Europe

Page: 416

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Working time and workers' preferences in industrialized countries

finding the balance

Author: Jon Carleton Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9789221196976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

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Globalization, demographic changes, increasing numbers of women in the labour market: all these changes have resulted in working time arrangements which often look vastly different than they did several decades ago. These changes have significant ramifications both economically and sociologically.

The Welfare State and Life Transitions

A European Perspective

Author: Dominique Anxo,Gerhard Bosch,Jill Rubery

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806381

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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The Welfare State and Life Transitions uses the lens of key life stages to highlight changes in these transitions and in available resources for citizen support within nine European welfare states. This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy.s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and moreunequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of intergenerational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision.

New Perspectives on Gender and Migration

Livelihood, Rights and Entitlements

Author: Nicola Piper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135911274

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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This book discusses recent theoretical and empirical developments in international migration from a gender perspective. Its main objective is to analyse the diversification and stratification of gendered migratory streams with regard to skill level, labour market integration, and legal status. In turn a migrant’s position in relation to these axes influences access to entitlements and rights. Conceptually, the book builds upon the recent shift in scholarly research on migration, with women-centred research shifting more toward the analysis of gender. Migration is now viewed as a gendered phenomenon that requires more sophisticated theoretical and analytical tools than sex as a dichotomous variable. Theoretical formulations of gender as relational, and as spatially and temporally contextual have begun to inform gendered analyses of migration. The contributions to this book elaborate in more detail the broader social factors that influence migrating women’s and men’s roles, access to resources, facilities and services. Empirically, all major regions are discussed, pointing to common trends such as the increasing significance of the regionalization of migration flows as well as some noteworthy differences.

Welfare and Decentralization in Spain

Author: Luis Moreno,Ana Arriba

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Decentralization in government

Page: 31

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