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Women and Austerity : The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality

By: Karamessini, Maria.
Contributor(s): Rubery, Jill.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (381 p.).ISBN: 9781135073985.Subject(s): Europe -- Social policy -- 21st century | Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 | Sex discrimination against women -- Europe | Sex discrimination against women -- United States | United States -- Social policy -- 21st century | Women -- Employment -- Europe | Women -- Employment -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Austerity: The economic crisis and the future for gender equalityDDC classification: 331.4094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Women and Austerity; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of figures; List of tables and boxes; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Part I Developing the analytical framework; 1 Introduction - women's vulnerability to recession and austerity: a different crisis, a different context; 2 From 'women and recession' to 'women and austerity': a framework for analysis; 3 Challenging the balkanization of gender contracts; Part II Recession and austerity: experiences in the EU and selected country cases; 4 Women and men in the 'Great European Recession'
5 Gender impacts of the 'Great Recession' in the United States6 Iceland in crisis: gender equality and social equity; 7 Gender, recession and austerity in the UK; 8 The labour market impact of the economic crisis in Hungary through the lens of gender equality; 9 Structural crisis and adjustment in Greece: social regression and the challenge to gender equality; 10 Ireland in crisis: women, austerity and inequality; 11 Employment and austerity: changing welfare and gender regimes in Portugal; 12 Women, gender equality and the economic crisis in Spain
13 Living through the crisis in Italy: the labour market experiences of men and womenPart III The policy challenges and the prospects for gender equality; 14 Policy in the time of crisis: employment policy and gender equality in Europe; 15 Gender, inequality and the crisis: towards more equitable development; 16 Economic crisis and austerity: challenges to gender equality; Index
Summary: This volume constitutes the first attempt to identify how the economic crisis and the subsequent austerity policies are affecting women in Europe and the US, tracing the consequences for gender equality in employment and welfare systems in nine case studies from countries facing the most severe adjustment problems.
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Cover; Women and Austerity; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of figures; List of tables and boxes; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Part I Developing the analytical framework; 1 Introduction - women's vulnerability to recession and austerity: a different crisis, a different context; 2 From 'women and recession' to 'women and austerity': a framework for analysis; 3 Challenging the balkanization of gender contracts; Part II Recession and austerity: experiences in the EU and selected country cases; 4 Women and men in the 'Great European Recession'

5 Gender impacts of the 'Great Recession' in the United States6 Iceland in crisis: gender equality and social equity; 7 Gender, recession and austerity in the UK; 8 The labour market impact of the economic crisis in Hungary through the lens of gender equality; 9 Structural crisis and adjustment in Greece: social regression and the challenge to gender equality; 10 Ireland in crisis: women, austerity and inequality; 11 Employment and austerity: changing welfare and gender regimes in Portugal; 12 Women, gender equality and the economic crisis in Spain

13 Living through the crisis in Italy: the labour market experiences of men and womenPart III The policy challenges and the prospects for gender equality; 14 Policy in the time of crisis: employment policy and gender equality in Europe; 15 Gender, inequality and the crisis: towards more equitable development; 16 Economic crisis and austerity: challenges to gender equality; Index

This volume constitutes the first attempt to identify how the economic crisis and the subsequent austerity policies are affecting women in Europe and the US, tracing the consequences for gender equality in employment and welfare systems in nine case studies from countries facing the most severe adjustment problems.

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<p>Maria Karamessini is Professor of Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. She is also Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University. She has published extensively on labour market issues, employment and social policy, gender inequalities in paid work and equality policy.</p> <p>Jill Rubery is Professor of Comparative Employment Systems at Manchester Business School, UK. She is also founder and Co-Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre. She has published widely on comparative employment systems, gender equality and labour market segmentation.</p>

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