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Author Porter, Ann.

Title Gendered states [electronic resource] : women, unemployment insurance, and the political economy of the welfare state in Canada, 1945-1997 / Ann Porter.

Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 355 pages).
Series Studies in comparative political economy and public policy
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-339) and index.
Contents Gender and the political economy of the welfare state : theoretical considerations -- Part 1. Contradictions and transformations in families, markets, and the welfare state, 1940-1971. Gender and the construction of the postwar welfare state ; From exclusion to entitlement : pregnancy, maternity, and the Canadian state ; Women into the labour force, UI review, and expansion -- pt. 2. On the path to neoliberalism : gender, crisis, and restructuring. Social reproduction in a transition period : maternity, rights, and conceptions of equality ; Gender, economic crisis, and welfare state restructuring in the 1970s ; The conservatives in power : a polarized debate and the shift to a market-based approach ; Consolidating neoliberal reforms : globalization, multi-earner families, and the erosion of state support for the unemployed.
Summary "Porter argues that while the postwar welfare state model was based on a family with a single male breadwinner, the new model is one that assumes multiple family earners and encourages employability for both men and women. The result has been greater formal equality for women, but at the same time the restructuring and reduction of benefits have undermined these gains and made women's lives increasingly difficult. This study, which uses concepts from political economy, feminism, and public policy, will be of interest across a range of disciplines."--Jacket.
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Subject Unemployment insurance -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Employment -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Canada -- Economic policy.
Canada -- Social policy.
Canada -- Economic policy -- 1945-
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Porter, Ann. Gendered states. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2004272301 (OCoLC)52030840
ISBN 9781442675216 (electronic bk.)
1442675217 (electronic bk.)
080203523X (bound)
0802084087 (pbk.)