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  1. Women and Employment

    Women and Employment

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi
    How is women’s employment shaped by family and domestic responsibilities? This book, written by leading experts in the field, examines twenty-five years of change in women’s employment and addresses the challenges facing women today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 64.00   Web: $ 51.20
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  2. Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

    Competing Claims in Work and Family Life

    Edited by Tanja van der Lippe, Pascale Peters
    Competing claims on time in work and family life have become inherent, unavoidable features of the Western world. As households increasingly juggle competing responsibilities, and as job expectations and parenting standards intensify, many people feel torn between work and family. This book aims to deepen our understanding of a variety of conditions that influence the successes and difficulties experienced in attempting to equally accommodate both work and private lives. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. Gender, Generation and Poverty

    Gender, Generation and Poverty

    Sylvia Chant
    In Gender, Generation and Poverty Sylvia Chant challenges the ‘feminisation of poverty’ on the basis of recent fieldwork in The Gambia, Philippines and Costa Rica. Interviews with over 220 women and men of different ages at the grassroots, as well as with 40 professionals in international agencies, government departments and NGOs, highlight the difficulties of establishing any general tendency towards a widening of gender disparities in income poverty, or for female household heads to be the ‘poorest of the poor’. While not denying a ‘female bias’ in material privation, a more important and consistent pattern is that women are bearing an ever-greater burden of responsibility for household survival, and under especially exploitative conditions in male-headed units. These findings lead Chant to propose a more elaborate and nuanced construction of the ‘feminisation of poverty’ which incorporates inputs as well as incomes and takes greater account of gender relations within the home. This not only stands to enrich gendered poverty analysis, but to provide a more appropriate basis for policy interventions. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  4. Economics of Family Law

    Economics of Family Law

    Edited by Margaret F. Brinig
    The articles within this book explore a range of family law issues and include discussions on a variety of topics including cohabitation, births outside marriage, courtship, premarital contracting, marriage and parenting. The volume includes papers on the division of responsibilities between family and state, the effects of no-fault divorce, alimony, property division and child custody. There are also works on intergenerational transfers and the elderly. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 546.00   Web: $ 491.40
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  5. Children, Changing Families and Welfare States

    Children, Changing Families and Welfare States

    Edited by Jane Lewis
    The book explores the implications of changes to the welfare state for children in a range of countries. Children, Changing Families and Welfare States: examines the implications of social policies for children; sets the discussion in the broader context of both family change and welfare state change, exploring the nature of the policy debate that has allowed the welfare of the child to come to the fore; tackles policies to do with both the care and financial support of children; looks at the household level and how children fare when both adult men and women must seek to combine paid and unpaid work, and what support is offered by welfare states; and endeavours to provide a comparative perspective on these issues. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  6. Families, States and Labour Markets

    Families, States and Labour Markets

    Tommy Ferrarini
    Tommy Ferrarini uses a macro-comparative, longitudinal and institutional approach to study the origins and the consequences of those institutions affecting family policy in eighteen post-world war welfare democracies. This book argues that the wide variety of cross-national differences in family policy legislation that existed in these societies by the end of the 20th century – and continue to exist today – are structured by different underlying political power constellations based on social class as well as gender. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Heather Hofmeister
    Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers assesses the effects of globalization on the life courses of women in thirteen countries across Europe and America in the second half of the 20th century. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  8. Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers

    Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Melinda Mills, Fabrizio Bernardi
    Globalization, argue the contributors to this book, has remarkably accelerated social and economic change in modern societies. One such change is manifested in the world of work and careers. This book explores whether the forces of globalization affect the erosion of standard career patterns of mid-career men in twelve OECD countries. Overwhelming evidence against the ‘individualization of inequality’ thesis is provided – it is argued that equality remains largely stratified by factors such as occupational class and educational level, and in some countries has even grown over time. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 83.00   Web: $ 66.40
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940

    Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940

    Felicia Gordon, Máire Cross
    Early French Feminisms, 1830–1940 is a source book of personal and political writings by Flora Tristan, Pauline Roland, Jeanne Deroin, Hélène Brion and Madeleine Pelletier, five key individuals in the development of women’s rights in France. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  18. The Economics of the Family

    The Economics of the Family

    Edited by Nancy Folbre
    This collection of essays features the debate among neoclassical, institutionalist and feminist theorists, providing an invaluable guide to the evolution of economic approaches to the family. The clash of paradigms illuminates some issues of profound concern to economics as a whole, such as the relative importance of altruism and self-interest. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 378.00   Web: $ 340.20
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  19. FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES

    FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES

    Edited by Terry Lovell
    Feminist Cultural Studies is a key reference collection covering a broad spectrum including ethnographic studies, audiences and reading, culture in the making of subjectivity, and popular culture such as film, television, dance, make-up and advertising. Other areas addressed include contemporary theory and method, the uses of the female body as a cultural product, and the inter-relationship of ‘race’ and ethnicity in the cultural construction of gender. This collection includes seminal essays by well-known writers such as Susan Bordo, Hazel Carby, Sue-Ellen Case, Rita Felski, Jane Gaines, Susan Gubar, Angela McRobbie, Toril Moi, Toni Morrison, Laura Mulvey, Janice Radway, Jacqueline Rose, Gayatry Spivak, Carolyn Steedman, Catherine Stimpson, Elizabeth Wilson and many others. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 637.00   Web: $ 573.30
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  20. WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES

    WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES

    Edited by Barbara Einhorn, Eileen J. Yeo
    Women and Market Societies explores the problems and possibilities for women which arise from the transition to a market economy in East Asia, the dismantling of state socialism in Eastern Europe and the restructuring of the economies and welfare states Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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