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Changing Conceptions of Family and Gender Relations in European Welfare States and the Third Way

Mary Daly

in Welfare State Change

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780199266722
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601941 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266727.003.0007
Changing Conceptions of Family and Gender Relations in European Welfare States and the Third Way

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Explores the idea of the social investment state in the context of Third Way thinking and practice. It considers the social investment state as: a normative ideal; a pragmatic response to the perceived economic and social challenges facing mature welfare states; and an analytical tool. Following a discussion of its evolution and key elements, the chapter explores the emergence of the social investment state in the UK and Canada. It offers a critical analysis of the treatment of children as citizen-workers of the future, drawing out the implications for children and also women.

Keywords: Canada; children; citizenship; European Union; human capital; social investment; state; Third Way; UK; welfare regime

Chapter.  8601 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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