Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States (2020)

Mothers of a New World Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis an informa company
  • Title: Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States
  • Author: Seth Koven
  • ISBN: 9780415903141
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States
    First Published in 1993 Routledge is an imprint of Taylor Francis, an informa company.
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    One Reply to “Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States”

    1. Collection of essays that provide a decent look at the gendered origins of welfare states I mostly did a quick look through of the ones focusing on the U.S which reinforce what seems to be the consensus opinion among many historians of welfare and woman namely, that focus on a family wage, and changing connotations of welfare to the often negative, dependency connotation of today greatly undermined women s ability to make claims about labor or economic rights for themselves, and led to policies [...]

    2. This was required reading for a public policy graduate class It added a new facet to understanding the differences in Matriarchal and Patriarchal governments, and effectively outlined the contributions made by maternalist politics within the current and historical US welfare system.

    3. A somewhat long, but interesting discussion of the role of grassroots womens organizations and their impact on the development of welfare states The book compares the development of welfare states throughout several different nations.

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