Women's Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, and Social Policy Reform, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Women's Work is Never Done

Comparative Studies in Care-Giving, Employment, and Social Policy Reform, 1st Edition

Edited by Sylvia Bashevkin


216 pages

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Paperback: 9780415934817
pub: 2002-08-30
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"An important and wide-ranging new collection assessing social policies related to care and welfare in comparative perspective." -- Joyce Gelb, City University of New York

"An international group of scholars combine clear-eyed empiricism with a feminist vision…This volume is a well-integrated primer of best (and worst) practices for women in advanced industrial welfare states." -- Janet K. Boles, Marquette University

"Women's Work Is Never Done is a valuable collection of essays on gender and the Anglo-American and West European welfare states. Leading scholars in the field address and take forward key current debates on gender and social policy. This is a major contribution to the comparative literature on gender and public policy." -- Joni Lovenduski, Birkbeck College

"Women's Work Is Never Done is an engaging feminist collection that advances our understanding of how welfare discourses and policies affect women as welfare recipients, caregivers, workers, and citizens." -- Journal of Marriage and Family

"Edited by Sylvia Bashevkin, the book reflects her comparative method and her immersion in political science. The contributors are meticulous in their research and, and like Bashevkin, political scientists." -- Atlantis

"The book is well-written and accessible to a wide readership." -- Jeanne Batalova, University of California,

About the Editor

Sylvia Bashevkin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. A widely published author and frequent media commentator, she specializes in the area of Canadian, American and British politics. She is also the author of Women on the Defensive and is currently a fellow of University College and a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies