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By Thomas Olk (auth.), Mimi Ajzenstadt, John Gal (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048188415

ISBN-13: 9789048188413

Recent many years have visible a becoming sophistication within the learn of welfare states and social coverage usually. This better intensity has turn up because of extra advanced theorization; richer case examine research; and the inclusion of extra resources of provision akin to not-for-profit, market-based, casual and family members welfare. The fields of analysis open to social scientists during this enviornment have additionally increased to incorporate matters equivalent to globalization, gender, immigration and kids, whereas benchmarking and function tracking inside of nations have afforded large amounts of latest information that let for a lot extra specified cross-national comparative analysis.

There is excessive curiosity within the social future health and the felony and fiscal prestige of households, ladies and kids within the welfare kingdom, and this quantity offers with the problems from a special ‘welfare regime’ standpoint. Casting apart the widely held assumption that nationwide welfare regimes have universal features, this ebook makes the case that the Mediterranean states proportion a distinct set of commonalities. In doing so, it bargains an in depth comparative research of regulations in the direction of young ones, households and gender in those nations—Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Israel. starting with an summary of those international locations’ welfare states and a dialogue of the problems of youngsters, households and gender in most cases phrases, the quantity then offers readers at either undergraduate and graduate point with special country-by-country comparative reviews of those concerns, authored via best specialists from the countries themselves.

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The Italian welfare state assigns the responsibilities of securing the material well-being of dependent family members to the extended family without providing much in the way of public support and care. As such, it is the family which is the de facto “key welfare provider” with an important share of both material and non-material intra-familial transfers. Like other Mediterranean welfare states Italy represents a kind of compromise between the Bismarckian and the Beveridgian tradition (cf. Flaquer, 2000; Ferrera, 1996, 2005; Saraceno, 1997; Trifiletti, 1999).

To keep pace with this process, the literature on welfare states and gender stratification has branched out to cover a variety of gendered outcomes, besides women’s participation rates. This variability has yielded contradictory conclusions concerning the implications of welfare states for gender stratification. g. Daly, 2000; Esping-Andersen, 1999; Korpi, 2000; Mandel & Semyonov, 2005, 2006; Misra, Budig, & Moller, 2007; Orloff, 2006; Wright, Baxter, & Birkelund, 1995). This chapter seeks to understand the equivocal findings of previous studies by analyzing multiple aspects of gender inequality simultaneously and mapping them into distinctive profiles.

1996). The ‘Southern Model’ of welfare in social Europe. Journal of European Social Policy, 6(17), 17–37. Ferrera, M. (2005). Welfare states and social safety nets in Southern Europe: An introduction. In M. ), Welfare state reform in Southern Europe, fighting poverty and social exclusion in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece (pp. 1–32). London: Routledge. Flaquer, L. (2000). Is there a Southern European model of family policy? In A. Pfenning & T. ), Family and family policy in Europe: Comparative perspectives (pp.

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