Creating Gender Egalitarian Societies: An Agenda for Reform

  title={Creating Gender Egalitarian Societies: An Agenda for Reform},
  author={Janet C. Gornick and Marcia k. Meyers},
  journal={Politics & Society},
  pages={313 - 349}
  • Janet C. Gornick, Marcia k. Meyers
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Politics & Society
  • In this article, we describe the social and economic changes that have contributed to contemporary problems of work—family conflict, gender inequality, and risks to children's healthy development. We draw on feminist welfare state scholarship to outline an institutional arrangement that would support an earner—carer society—a social arrangement in which women and men engage symmetrically in paid work and unpaid caregiving and where young children have ample time with their parents. We present a… CONTINUE READING
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