Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lois Bryson
    Pages 1-8
  3. Lois Bryson
    Pages 9-29
  4. Lois Bryson
    Pages 121-158
  5. Lois Bryson
    Pages 159-189
  6. Lois Bryson
    Pages 190-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-270

About this book


Conventional texts on the welfare state have had a narrow gaze, focused mainly on benefits to the poor and relatively poor. Welfare and the State updates and broadens the classic debates on poverty, inequality and the nature of state. It focuses on the widest range of social policies, affecting the wealthy as well as the poor. It directs attention to gender, through examining women's welfare state and men's welfare state. It is concerned with the interests of those of non- dominant races both within nations and internationally. The results highlight the international applicability of the Matthew principle - 'to those that hath shall be given'.


development sociology state women

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Welfare and the State
  • Book Subtitle Who Benefits?
  • Authors Lois Bryson
  • Series Title Sociology for a Changing World
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-48825-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-48826-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22282-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Structure, Social Inequality
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