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Women's Equality, Demography and Public Policies : A Comparative Perspective - Alena Heitlinger

Women's Equality, Demography and Public Policies

A Comparative Perspective

Hardcover Published: 7th September 1993
ISBN: 9780333515785
Number Of Pages: 383

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This study assesses the comparability between policies promoting women's equality and the reversal of fertility decline. Based on comparative data from Canada, Australia, Britain and to a more limited extent the United States, Alena Heitlinger examines the impact of major international instruments promoting women's equality, and national similarities and differences in women's policy machinery, provision for maternity and childcare, fiscal assistance for families with children, and the costs and benefits of fertility-related measures vis-a-vis immigration-related measures. Other titles by Heitlinger include "Women and State Socialism" and "Reproduction, Medicine and the Socialist State".

Acknowledgements - Women's Equality, Childbearing and the State: An Overview - PART 1: WOMEN'S EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S POLICY MACHINERY - Models of Women's Equality: From Equal Treatment to Positive Action - International Women's Policy Machinery: ILO, UN, WHO, OECD and the European Community - National Women's Policy Machinery: Canada, Australia and Great Britain Compared - PART 2: DEMOGRAPHY - Pronatalism and Women's Equality Policies - Immigration as Substitute for Higher Birth Rates and Pronatalism - PART 3: EGALITARIAN COMPONENTS OF DEMOGRAPHIC POLICIES OR DEMOGRAPHIC IMPLICATIONS OF POLICIES PURSUING WOMEN'S EQUALITY: CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND GREAT BRITAIN COMPARED - Protective Legislation and Equal Employment Opportunity - Maternity and Parental Leaves and Benefits Programs - Childcare Policies and Programs - Fiscal Support for Parents and their Children - Conclusion - Appendix A - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333515785
ISBN-10: 0333515781
Series: Comparative Perspective
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 7th September 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 15