The political economy of family policy expansion

  title={The political economy of family policy expansion},
  author={Emanuele Ferragina},
  journal={Review of International Political Economy},
  pages={1238 - 1265}
  • Emanuele Ferragina
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Review of International Political Economy
  • Abstract This article presents a new theoretical and empirical approach to understand family policy expansion in relation to the political economy of welfare state retrenchment and social reproduction in 23 OECD countries. From a Polanyian perspective, this expansion can be interpreted as a movement toward commodification and liberalization, and a countermovement of gender liberation. The first movement seems to characterize family policy expansion as a tool to foster neoliberal capitalism and… CONTINUE READING
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