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Title Women and the Canadian Welfare State : Challenges and Change / Patricia Evans, Gerda Wekerle
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Tables -- Contributors -- Part I: Welfare State in Transition -- 1. The Shifting Terrain of Women's Welfare: Theory, Discourse, and Activism -- 2. From the Welfare State to Vampire Capitalism -- Part II: Challenging the Bases of Claims -- 3. Creation Stories: Social Rights and Canada's Constitution -- 4. Divided Citizenship? Gender, Income Security, and the Welfare State -- 5. Family Law and Social Assistance Programs: Rethinking Equality -- 6. Migration Policy, Female Dependency, and Family Membership: Canada and Germany -- 7. The Shift to the Market: Gender and Housing Disadvantage -- Part III: Women's Work and the State -- 8. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble , Women's Experience of Work and Family in Canada, 1980-1995 -- 9. Towards a Woman-Friendly Long-Term Care Policy -- 10. The State and Pay Equity: Juggling Similarity and Difference, Meaning, and Structures -- Part IV: Women Challenging the Welfare State -- 11. Challenging Diversity: Black Women and Social Welfare -- 12. Women, Unions, and the State: Challenges Ahead -- 13. Institutionalizing Feminist Politics: Learning from the Struggles for Equal Pay in Ontario
Summary Canadians can no longer expect as much from their governments. Rights formerly guaranteed by our 'welfare state' are disappearing. Social spending has been cut drastically in an attempt to combat recession, globalization and restructuring, and the deficit.The decline of the welfare state poses special risks for women. The policies, benefits, and services of the welfare state are directly linked to women's basic freedoms. The welfare state employs women to deliver services such as childcare, home-help, nursing, and social work. In turn, these services have meant that women can enter the paid labour force, provide for dependants, and leave abusive relationships. Access to political resources have helped women to form solidarities, alliances, and organizations. In Women and the Canadian Welfare State, scholars from environmental studies, law, social work, sociology, and economics explore the changing relationship between women and the welfare state. They examine the transformation of the welfare state and its implications for women; key issues in the welfare state debates such as social rights, family and dependency, and gender-neutral programs and inequality; women's work and the state; and the role of women as agents of change.Women and the Canadian Welfare State explains not only how women are affected by changes in policy and programming, but how they can take an active role in shaping these changes. It bridges an important gap for scholars and students who are interested in gender, public policy, and the welfare state
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Jan. 06, 2016)
Subject Welfare state.
Women -- Government policy -- Canada.
Women -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Patricia M. (Patricia Marie), 1944-
Wekerle, Gerda
ISBN 1442683546