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Title

The adult worker model family, gender equality and care: the search for new policy principles, and the possibilities and problems of a capabilities approach

Author

Giullari, Susy; Lewis, Jane

Description

This paper explores evidence that policy makers in most Western welfare states are moving away from a set of assumptions about the contributions that men and women make to families toward a new set of assumptions, based on an "adult worker model family". How care work is to be accommodated in the new model is a major issue. This paper examines this shift in policy assumptions.

File No

UNRISD-SP19

Agency

UNRISD

Date

Apr-05

Subject(s)

Gender equality, Social Policy

Pages

29

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