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Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context

Uncovering the Gendered Structure of ‘the Social’

  • Shahra Razavi
  • Shireen Hassim

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of ‘the Social’

  3. Historical and Regional Trajectories in Social Provisioning

  4. Labour Market Informality and the Search for Social Security

  5. Gender Dimensions of Social-sector Restructuring

  6. Financing Social Provisioning and Counting in Women

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 340-355

About this book

Introduction

This book illustrates why both academic research and policy thinking need to factor-in gender hierarchies and structures if they are to address some of the key challenges of contemporary societies: the widespread informality and insecurity of paid work and the crisis of care.

Keywords

development family policy gender poverty social justice social policy social security tax reform women

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahra Razavi
    • 1
  • Shireen Hassim
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)Switzerland
  2. 2.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa

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