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The Resource How welfare states care : culture, gender and parenting in Europe, Monique Kremer

How welfare states care : culture, gender and parenting in Europe, Monique Kremer

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How welfare states care : culture, gender and parenting in Europe
Title
How welfare states care
Title remainder
culture, gender and parenting in Europe
Statement of responsibility
Monique Kremer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A social revolution has taken place in Europe. Women's employment patterns changed drastically the last decades. But they are still different across Europe. Welfare state scholars often presume that diversity and change in women's employment across Europe is based on financial (dis) incentive structures embedded in welfare states. This book shows, by in depth analyses of women's (and men's) employment and care patterns as well as child care services, taxation, leave schemes and social security in four different welfare states (the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium) that this logic does not hold. A mother is not primarily the homo economicus welfare state scholars tend to presume. 'to work or to care 'is above all a moral predicament. What explains better the differences in Europe is to place care centrally and analyse welfare states as cultural agents. In the case of caring and paid employment, welfare states send culturally-defined moral images of good-enough caring in the form of ideals of care. An ideal of care implies a definition of what is good care and who gives it. These ideals of care are embedded in welfare states and their regulations, laws and implementation processes. Each welfare state promotes specific ideals of care. Cultural explanations downplay the role of the state too much. Culture, as is shown, is located within rather than outside the welfare state. The welfare state is not only a notary drawing contracts between the state and citizens or a merchant connecting supply and demand, but also a priest. This book shows, by studying care policy in welfare states, that social policy has an impact on women's and men's division of labour and care. But especially when welfare states are not seen as a financial structures only, but as cultural catalysts
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IT-FiEUI
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Kremer, Monique
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Changing welfare states
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  • Work and family
  • Child care
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mothers
  • Parents
  • Welfare state
Label
How welfare states care : culture, gender and parenting in Europe, Monique Kremer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Working women and the question of care and culture in Europe -- Cinderella and Snow White are fairy tales : linking care and citizenship -- Policy or culture? Explaining women's employment differences in Europe -- Citizenship in practice : work, care, and income -- The
  • right to give care : tax, social security, and leave -- The
  • right to receive care : the state of childcare services -- After full-time mother care : ideals of care in policy -- How welfare states work : ideals of care in practice -- Conclusion : care and the cultural dimension of welfare states -- Appendix I. Governments in Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and the UK 1980-2000 -- Appendix II. List of interviewees
Control code
FIEb13866771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9789053569757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)154690005
Label
How welfare states care : culture, gender and parenting in Europe, Monique Kremer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction:
  • Working women and the question of care and culture in Europe -- Cinderella and Snow White are fairy tales : linking care and citizenship -- Policy or culture? Explaining women's employment differences in Europe -- Citizenship in practice : work, care, and income -- The
  • right to give care : tax, social security, and leave -- The
  • right to receive care : the state of childcare services -- After full-time mother care : ideals of care in policy -- How welfare states work : ideals of care in practice -- Conclusion : care and the cultural dimension of welfare states -- Appendix I. Governments in Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and the UK 1980-2000 -- Appendix II. List of interviewees
Control code
FIEb13866771
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9789053569757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)154690005

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