Women's Political Representation and Welfare State Spending in 12 Capitalist Democracies

  title={Women's Political Representation and Welfare State Spending in 12 Capitalist Democracies},
  author={Catherine Bolzendahl and Clem Brooks},
  journal={Social Forces},
  pages={1509 - 1534}
One of the sharpest criticisms of welfare state research is insufficient attention to factors relating to gender relations and inequalities. Recent scholarship has begun to address welfare state effects on gender-related outcomes, but the evaluation of theories of welfare development with respect to gender factors is somewhat less developed, leaving open a number of important questions regarding gender as a mechanism behind welfare state development. Using established theoretical perspectives… 

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