Maternity and Gender Policies: Women and the Rise of the European Welfare States, 18802-1950s

1st Edition

Gisela Bock, Patricia Thane

Routledge
Published April 7, 1994
Reference - 276 Pages
ISBN 9780415047746 - CAT# RU8831

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Summary

This collection sets out to analyze the influence of women's movements on the emergence of Europe's welfare state from the 1880s to the 1950s, and the limits of that influence. It compares the women's movements - and social policies concerning women - in the dictatorships of Italy, Germany and Spain with the democracies in Britain, France and Scandinavia. It throws new lights on feminism, especially in the inter-war period.

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