Still invisible: the myth of the woman friendly state: the impact of state policy on women in the past two decades

Ford, Carole (2008) Still invisible: the myth of the woman friendly state: the impact of state policy on women in the past two decades. Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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Abstract

State economic and social policy in the last two decades of the twentieth century has been represented as woman-friendly, or, at the very least, gender-neutral. Using a trans-disciplinary approach embracing welfare systems, employment practices, education structures and the health industry, this book views state-decision making through an analytical feminist lens. What it reveals is that under the guise of economic restructuring the relative euphoria experienced by women during the second wave of feminism has been dampened by state decision-making that undermines women's continued economic and social advancement. Exposing the myth and tracing the trends has implications which do not auger well for women in the new millenium. This re-appraisal of state legislation and economic strategies to address the welfare of women in the evolving state provides a critical base for students, professionals and policy makers concerned with the direction of state intervention.

Item ID: 27383
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-3-639-04938-1
Keywords: welfare of women, state legislation, feminism, policy
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 06:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities @ 100%
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