Women’s Equality, Demography and Public Policies

A Comparative Perspective

  • Alena Heitlinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Women’s Equality, Childbearing and the State: An Overview

  3. Women’s Equality and Women’s Policy Machinery

  4. Demography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Alena Heitlinger
      Pages 121-142
  5. Egalitarian Components of Demographic Policies or Demographic Implications of Policies Pursuing Women’s Equality: Canada, Australia and Great Britain Compared

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Alena Heitlinger
      Pages 221-260
    3. Alena Heitlinger
      Pages 261-292
    4. Alena Heitlinger
      Pages 293-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 312-383

About this book


This book assesses the comparability between policies promoting women's equality and the reversal of fertility decline. Based on comparative data from Canada, Australia, Britain, and to a more limited extent the USA, Alena Heitlinger examines the impact of major international instruments promoting women's equality, and national similarities and differences in women's policy machinery, provision for maternity and childcare, fiscal assistance for families with children, and the costs and benefits of fertility-related measures vis - vis immigration related measures.


children community demography employment Familie Fertility decline immigration migration Nation OECD Policy women

Authors and affiliations

  • Alena Heitlinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Trent UniversityCanada

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