By Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg
The 1st e-book to review women's poverty over the lifestyles direction, this wide-ranging assortment makes a speciality of the commercial of unmarried moms and unmarried aged women--while additionally contemplating partnered girls and immigrants--in 8 prosperous yet different international locations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the uk, and the us. In a wealthy research of work industry and social welfare sectors, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and a group of remarkable foreign members finish that either living-wage employment and executive provision of sufficient merits and companies are important if lone girls are to accomplish a socially applicable residing typical. Taken jointly, the chapters expand a feminist critique of welfare country theories and chart countries' disparate development opposed to poverty -- probing, for example, how Sweden emerged a pacesetter within the prevention of women's poverty whereas the U.S. keeps to lag. by means of selecting the social and monetary guidelines that let girls to dwell independently, negative ladies in wealthy international locations presents not anything under a blueprint for abolishing women's poverty.
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This research extends the analysis to lone, elderly women asking what countries permit them an autonomous escape from poverty, whether these are the same regimes that offer similar opportunities for younger women, and whether they form a cluster corresponding to a particular welfare regime type. This study raises some political questions. In each of the countries some attention needs to be paid to the power resources of women generally and of the two groups of single women, particularly. What role do organized labor and progressive political parties play in advancing the condition of women?