Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to the Second Edition

    1. Clare Ungerson, Mary Kember
      Pages 1-4
  3. Women, Social Security and Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-12
  4. Women and the Labour Market

  5. Women and Child Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-115
    2. Julia Brannen, Peter Moss
      Pages 116-118
    3. Sophie Bowlby
      Pages 119-123
    4. Anna Coote, Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt
      Pages 124-130
    5. Patricia Morgan
      Pages 131-136
  6. Lone Mothers

  7. Women and Housing and Planning Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-186
    2. Hilary Graham
      Pages 187-202
    3. Sylvia Trench, Taner Oc, Steven Tiesdell
      Pages 215-223
  8. Women and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-237
    2. Michelle Stanworth
      Pages 238-246
    3. Miriam David
      Pages 247-253
  9. Women and Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-285
    2. House of Commons Select Committee on Health
      Pages 286-289
    3. Rose Wiles
      Pages 290-307
  10. Women and the Personal Social Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-322
  11. Women and Informal Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-346
    2. Sara Arber, Jay Ginn
      Pages 347-358
    3. Jenny Morris
      Pages 359-368
    4. Clare Ungerson
      Pages 369-379
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 385-397

About this book


It is ten years since the first edition of this well-established text was published. The second edition contains an almost entirely new selection of readings, to bring the publication up-to-date, and to develop themes that are likely to remain topical into the late 1990s and beyond. Where possible and relevant, much of the material has a comparative (particularly European) perspective. The book is an essential text for students and teachers of social policy and women's studies.


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