Faces of Inequality : Gender , Class and Patterns of Inequalities in Different Types of Welfare States by Walter Korpi

  title={Faces of Inequality : Gender , Class and Patterns of Inequalities in Different Types of Welfare States by Walter Korpi},
  author={Walter Korpi},
  • Walter Korpi
  • Published 2000
Research on welfare states and inequality has tended to be bifurcated, focusing either on class or on gender. This paper combines gender and class in an analysis of patterns of inequalities in different types of welfare states in 18 countries. Whereas a major dimension of class inequality can be described in terms of material standards of living, in the advanced Western countries it is fruitful to conceptualize gender inequality in terms of agency. In analyses of gender as well as of class… CONTINUE READING


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