216 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Aug 1997
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Lone Mothers in European Welfare Regimes

Shifting Policy Logics

Edited by Jane Lewis
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Based on a long-term study of the policies of seven European nations towards lone mothers, Lone Mothers in European Welfare Regimes reveals the contrasting attitudes in Europe today towards lone motherhood. The contributors examine the specific categorisation and treatment of lone mothers as well as the problems created, in terms of government policy, by the obvious conflict in the parent-worker role. Other topics, such as possible marginalisation and the queston of whether the problems that face lone mothers are unique or simply a by-product of wider social problems, are also discussed.
RELATED TOPICS: Political Science
'Comparative studies like this widen the horizon and enable the reader to view their own country in a new perspective - In the chapter about Britain, the editor Jane Lewis offers a first rate account about the historical development of social policies in Britain.'- Alert, Newsletter of the European Briefing Unit
Jane Lewis was Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics until 1996, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, She is the author of many books and articles, including (editor) Women and Social Policies in Europe (1993) and, with Kathleen Kiernan and Hilary Land, Lone Mothers in Twentieth Century Britain: from footnote to front page (1998).
Introduction, Jane Lewis, All Souls College, Oxford, with Barbara Hobson, Stockholm University.1. Lone Mothers in Germany Before and After Unification, Ilona Ostner, University of Gottingen. 2. Lone Mothers: The British Case, Jane Lewis, All Souls College, Oxford. 3. Lone Mothers: the Case of Ireland, Pauline Conroy, Social Science Research Centre (UCD). 4. Lone Mothers in the Netherlands, Jet Bussemaker, Free University, Amsterdam, Annemieke van Drenth, Leiden University, Trudie Knijn and Janneke Plantenga, University of Utrecht. 5. The Parent-Worker Model: Lone Mothers in Sweden, Barbara Hobson and Mieko Takahasi, Stockholm University. 6. Dilemmas of Citizenship in Denmark: Lone Mothers Between Work and Care, Birte Siim, Aalborg University. 7. Lone Mothers in Italy: a Hidden and Embarrassing Issue in a Familist Welfare Regime, Franca Bimbi, University of Padova. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.
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