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Gendered states [electronic resource] : women, unemployment insurance, and the political economy of the welfare state in Canada, 1945-1997 / Ann Porter.

By: Porter, Ann.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in comparative political economy and public policy: Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xi, 355 p.).ISBN: 9781442675216 (electronic bk.); 1442675217 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Unemployment insurance -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Employment -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Canada -- Economic policy | Canada -- Social policy | Canada -- Economic policy -- 1945- | Assurance-ch�omage -- Canada -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Femmes -- Travail -- Canada -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Canada -- Politique �economique -- 1945- | Canada -- Politique sociale | Vrouwen | Werkloosheidsverzekering | Sekseverschillen | Verzorgingsstaat | �Etat-Providence | Politique �economique | Politique sociale | 20e si�ecle | Histoire | Femme au travail | Assurance-ch�omage | Canada | Wirtschaftspolitik | Arbeitslosenversicherung | Frauenpolitik | Geschichte 1945-1997 | Kanada | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social SecurityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gendered states.DDC classification: 368.4/4/0971 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Gender and the political economy of the welfare state : theoretical considerations -- Part 1. Contradictions and transformations in families, markets, and the welfare state, 1940-1971. Gender and the construction of the postwar welfare state ; From exclusion to entitlement : pregnancy, maternity, and the Canadian state ; Women into the labour force, UI review, and expansion -- pt. 2. On the path to neoliberalism : gender, crisis, and restructuring. Social reproduction in a transition period : maternity, rights, and conceptions of equality ; Gender, economic crisis, and welfare state restructuring in the 1970s ; The conservatives in power : a polarized debate and the shift to a market-based approach ; Consolidating neoliberal reforms : globalization, multi-earner families, and the erosion of state support for the unemployed.
Review: "Porter argues that while the postwar welfare state model was based on a family with a single male breadwinner, the new model is one that assumes multiple family earners and encourages employability for both men and women. The result has been greater formal equality for women, but at the same time the restructuring and reduction of benefits have undermined these gains and made women's lives increasingly difficult. This study, which uses concepts from political economy, feminism, and public policy, will be of interest across a range of disciplines."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-339) and index.

Gender and the political economy of the welfare state : theoretical considerations -- Part 1. Contradictions and transformations in families, markets, and the welfare state, 1940-1971. Gender and the construction of the postwar welfare state ; From exclusion to entitlement : pregnancy, maternity, and the Canadian state ; Women into the labour force, UI review, and expansion -- pt. 2. On the path to neoliberalism : gender, crisis, and restructuring. Social reproduction in a transition period : maternity, rights, and conceptions of equality ; Gender, economic crisis, and welfare state restructuring in the 1970s ; The conservatives in power : a polarized debate and the shift to a market-based approach ; Consolidating neoliberal reforms : globalization, multi-earner families, and the erosion of state support for the unemployed.

"Porter argues that while the postwar welfare state model was based on a family with a single male breadwinner, the new model is one that assumes multiple family earners and encourages employability for both men and women. The result has been greater formal equality for women, but at the same time the restructuring and reduction of benefits have undermined these gains and made women's lives increasingly difficult. This study, which uses concepts from political economy, feminism, and public policy, will be of interest across a range of disciplines."--Jacket.

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