After The Family Wage

  title={After The Family Wage},
  author={Nancy Fraser},
  journal={Political Theory},
  pages={591 - 618}
  • Nancy Fraser
  • Published 1 November 1994
  • Sociology
  • Political Theory
THE CURRENT CRISIS OF THE WELFARE STATE has many rootsglobal economic trends, massive movements of refugees and immigrants, popular hostility to taxes, the weakening of trade unions and labor parties, the rise of national and "racial"-ethnic antagonisms, the decline of solidaristic ideologies, and the collapse of state socialism. One absolutely crucial factor, however, is the crumbling of the old gender order. Existing welfare states are premised on assumptions about gender that are… Expand
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