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Gender and Family in European Economic Policy

Developments in the New Millennium

Editors: Auth, Diana, Hergenhan, Jutta, Holland-Cunz, Barbara (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the strength of combining policy, economics, and family studies
  • Addresses both successes and shortfalls of innovative gender policies
  • Investigates the relationship of fast-tracked solutions and long-term cultural change 
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About this book

This collection explores how pioneering gender equality policies have shaped women's economic presence in Europe since 2000. Equal pay policies, parental leave reforms, corporate quotas and electoral quotas have raised pressing questions about the effectiveness in promoting equal participation, as researchers quote both quantitative improvement in gender diversity and qualitative lag in cultural change. The chapters in this book present interlocking cross-national and cross-policy comparisons of the three most controversial reforms: equal pay, parental leave, and quotas for political representatives. The contributors address the cultural context in which reforms arose, internally contradictory policies, and the relative effectiveness of fast-track quotas and incentives compared to long-term efforts to change the overall culture of gender. This critical examination of the new millennium's groundbreaking gender policies will appeal to academics and practitioners interested in the progress of gender equality in the economic, political, and social welfare fields.

About the authors

Diana Auth is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Her main research areas are comparative welfare state research, gender studies, elderly care research and social gerontology, and policy analysis.
Jutta Hergenhan is a Berlin-based political scientist. She is a researcher, lecturer, scientific translator, and editor. From 2012 to 2015, she was the executive director of the Research Group for Gender Studies at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Her main research areas are gender and politics, language and gender, and transformation processes in the Mediterranean area.
Barbara Holland-Cunz is Professor of Political Sciences, with a primary focus on gender studies, and Head of the Research Group for Gender Studies at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. Her main research areas are political theory; women's movements, equality policy, and political participation; and the theory and sociology of science and nature.
Contributors
Catherine Achin, Paris Dauphine University, FranceFrancesca Bettio, University of Siena, Italy Roland Erne, University College Dublin, IrelandGesine Fuchs, Independent Researcher, SwitzerlandCécile Guillaume, Queen Mary University of London, UKNatalie Imboden, Unia, SwitzerlandSigrid Leitner, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, GermanyHanne Martinek, Uppsala University, SwedenSophie Rouault, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, GermanyChristine Scheidegger, Independent Researcher, SwitzerlandDorota Szelewa, University of Warsaw, Poland

Reviews

“This collection of essays offers a timely account of a range of gender- and family- related policies in a number of EU Member States. … Across the various chapters there is a great depth of information, and the book provides some very interesting insights into the case studies presented. One key theme that emerges across all chapters, is the role of culture in achieving or hampering the movement towards gender equality.” (Muireann O’Dwyer, Journal of Common Market Studies JCMS, Vol. 56 (2), March, 2018)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rethinking Gender Equality Since the Turn of the Millennium

    Auth, Diana (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Can We Call It a Revolution? Women, the Labour Market, and European Policy

    Bettio, Francesca

    Pages 15-39

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  • Symbolic Policy Making for Gender Equality: Comparing the Use of Quotas for Civil Service and Corporate Boards in France and Germany

    Rouault, Sophie

    Pages 43-62

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  • Overcoming the Gender Pay Gap: Equal Pay Policies Implementation in France and the United Kingdom

    Guillaume, Cécile

    Pages 63-80

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  • Equal Pay by Gender and by Nationality: A Comparative Analysis of Switzerland’s Unequal Equal Pay Policy Regimes Across Time*

    Erne, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 81-107

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41513-0
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Hardcover 128,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41512-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82372-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Family in European Economic Policy
Book Subtitle
Developments in the New Millennium
Editors
  • Diana Auth
  • Jutta Hergenhan
  • Barbara Holland-Cunz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41513-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41513-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41512-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82372-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 267
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