Gender and the Welfare State|
Spring 2010 not offered
This course introduces students to the welfare state and explores how welfare state policies shape gender relations in North America and Western Europe. Through a variety of polices such as parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, equal pay legislation, and worker protection policy, the state influences the choices men and women make about whether and how to be active in both the public and private spheres. The course uses gender as a lens to examine the emergence and historical development of welfare state regimes. We will investigate different types of welfare regimes and their implications for gender relations and the construction of gendered identities.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
Diane Sainsbury, GENDER AND WELFARE STATE REGIMES
Julia S. O'Connor, Ann Shola Orloff, Sheila Shaver, STATES, MARKETS, FAMILIES
|Examination and Assignments: |
Major research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
POI course. I will ask students wishing to be in the course for a statement of interest.