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  1. Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective

    Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Jonathan Bradshaw, Aksel Hatland
    This book is a comparative study of family change, parental employment and social policy in the five Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. In all these countries family forms have been profoundly affected by lower fertility rates, lower marriage rates, increased cohabitation, higher risks of relationship breakdown and episodes of lone parenthood. These changes have also been linked to an increase in the proportion of mothers participating in the labour market. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  2. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy

    Edited by Diane Perrons, Colette Fagan, Linda McDowell, Kath Ray, Kevin Ward
    Contemporary societies are characterised by new and more flexible working patterns, new family structures and widening social divisions. This book explores how these macro-level changes affect the micro organisation of daily life, with reference to working patterns and gender divisions in Northern and Western Europe and the United States. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  3. Working Mothers in Europe

    Working Mothers in Europe

    Edited by Ute Gerhard, Trudie Knijn, Anja Weckwert
    Working Mothers in Europe combines comparative perspectives on social policies with analyses of mothers’ practices as evidenced in macro data and as explored in country based case studies. Social policy research has emphasised the impact of particular welfare systems and their policies on women’s integration into the labour market and the organisation of care and work. However, the authors argue that policies are not the only factor, and, hitherto, we have very little knowledge of the precise interactions between social policies and social practices of individuals and families. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Work, Family and Childcare

    Work, Family and Childcare

    Joris Ghysels
    Work, Family and Childcare studies the joint decisions made by parents regarding the time they allocate to paid employment and childcare. Extensive cross-national data is analysed from three countries that represent the diversity of European households: Belgium, Denmark and Spain. The book compares and contrasts the results and draws out important implications for European social policy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  5. Solidarity Between the Sexes and the Generations

    Solidarity Between the Sexes and the Generations

    Edited by Trudie Knijn, Aafke Komter
    This book combines a theoretical and empirical cross-national perspective to examine how societal transformations in European welfare states affect patterns of solidarity between men and women, and across generations. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

    Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

    Edited by Barbara Hobson, Jane Lewis, Birte Siim
    An important contribution to the current literature on gender and social politics, this book challenges mainstream thinking on welfare states, citizenship, family, work, and social policy. Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics analyses the corresponding shifts in political discourse, and the changes in socio-political configurations that mirror changing gender relations. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2004   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  7. The End of Marriage?

    The End of Marriage?

    Jane Lewis
    The modern day sees fewer marriages than before, and cohabitation is a major driver of family change. Jane Lewis questions whether this is – as many commentators argue and fear – a sign of ever-increasing individualism. Just as the order in which sex, marriage, cohabitation and childbirth occur can no longer be assumed, nor can the pattern of contributions that men and women make to the household. The End of Marriage? explores both the way in which the old rules have been eroded and what happens as a result. While there may certainly be something of a vacuum, Jane Lewis suggests that in some quarters at least this is being filled by increased negotiation at the household level. This questions the idea that individualism is necessarily selfish and destructive, which in turn raises issues regarding the regulation of the family, an increasingly delicate task for policymakers. Learn More
    2002   Paperback Price: $ 43.00   Web: $ 34.40
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  8. The Economics of the Family and Family Policy

    The Economics of the Family and Family Policy

    Francisco Cabrillo
    This comprehensive and authoritative book offers a global approach to the modern economics of the family, family law and family policy. Beginning with the division of labour in the family, this book deals with the economics of marriage, the demand for children, inter-generational relationships, and the economics of inheritance. The family is analysed using the theory of utility maximisation assuming that individuals wish to achieve the greatest possible satisfaction with limited resources and imperfect knowledge. The family is examined from both long and short term perspectives, and it is assumed that the family is cooperative with incentives for altruistic behaviour greater than in any other social group. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  9. THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR, THE STATE AND SOCIAL WORK IN BRITAIN

    THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR, THE STATE AND SOCIAL WORK IN BRITAIN

    Jane Lewis
    The Voluntary Sector, the State and Social Work in Britain offers a different perspective which shows that Britain has always had a mixed economy of welfare with the voluntary sector playing a major role. This book traces the ideas and practice of one of the most influential voluntary organisations, the Charity Organisation Society, which became the Family Welfare Association in 1946. It examines the meaning of voluntary personal social service, which became social work, and the nature of the shifting balance in social provision between the voluntary and statutory sectors from the late nineteenth to the twentieth century. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 132.00   Web: $ 118.80
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  10. Women and Social Policies in Europe

    Women and Social Policies in Europe

    Edited by Jane Lewis
    This thoroughly documented book provides an overview of social policies affecting women in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Britain, Ireland, Norway, France and Sweden. The central theme is the relationship between paid and unpaid work, something very few European governments have been prepared explicitly to address as a social issue and which has yet to enter the European Commission’s agenda. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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