Book Review: The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States. By Mary Daly. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 273 pp. $64.95 (hardback); $23.95 (paper)

Book Review: The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States.... P1: Vendor/GDW/GCZ P2: GCO Sex Roles [sers] pp267-sers-345912 September 8, 2001 11:44 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 44, Nos. 9/10, 2001 Book Review The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States. By Mary Daly. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 273 pp. $64.95 (hardback); $23.95 (paper). After World War II, social welfare policy expanded dramatically through- out the industrialized countries. Comparative welfare state scholarship de- veloped in tandem, most of it concerned with identifying the determinants of social policy initiation and expansion. Welfare state research surged in the 1970s as postwar accords unraveled, sparking renewed scrutiny of social policy. The 1980s and 1990s ushered in important shifts in welfare state scholar- ship. First, many researchers pulled away from relying on social expenditures as the central measure of welfare state effort and aimed instead to compare institutional features (or, the “architecture” of social policies). Second, the dominant questions shifted from the determinants of welfare state develop- ment to the effects of welfare state policies on social and economic outcomes. Third, scholars turned their attention to variation across welfare states, fo- cusing less on cross-national commonality and convergence, and more on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States. By Mary Daly. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 273 pp. $64.95 (hardback); $23.95 (paper)

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Copyright © 2001 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/A:1012251327458
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P1: Vendor/GDW/GCZ P2: GCO Sex Roles [sers] pp267-sers-345912 September 8, 2001 11:44 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 44, Nos. 9/10, 2001 Book Review The Gender Division of Welfare: The Impact of the British and German Welfare States. By Mary Daly. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 273 pp. $64.95 (hardback); $23.95 (paper). After World War II, social welfare policy expanded dramatically through- out the industrialized countries. Comparative welfare state scholarship de- veloped in tandem, most of it concerned with identifying the determinants of social policy initiation and expansion. Welfare state research surged in the 1970s as postwar accords unraveled, sparking renewed scrutiny of social policy. The 1980s and 1990s ushered in important shifts in welfare state scholar- ship. First, many researchers pulled away from relying on social expenditures as the central measure of welfare state effort and aimed instead to compare institutional features (or, the “architecture” of social policies). Second, the dominant questions shifted from the determinants of welfare state develop- ment to the effects of welfare state policies on social and economic outcomes. Third, scholars turned their attention to variation across welfare states, fo- cusing less on cross-national commonality and convergence, and more on

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