Advanced

"Women, Work and Welfare - An Analysis of Social Change in Sweden!

Hetzler, Antoinette LU (2008) In International Journal of Sociology Special Edition. Changing Conceptions of Gender 85(2). p.12-35
Abstract
This article focuses on processes of social change in Sweden, an advanced welfare state. it starts by pointing out the failure of contemporary welfare state theory to deal with the imbalance between the goal of equlality and the goal of efficiency in the production and distribution of both capital and social values. Three processes of social change are examined: the marginalization of women in the labor market, increased use of decommodification processes by women, and the delayed entrance of young women into the labor market. It is argued that these processes are strong indicators that gains in equality won by and for women in the advanced welfafe state may be ephemeral. Furthermore, recent research shows that women, anticipating this... (More)
This article focuses on processes of social change in Sweden, an advanced welfare state. it starts by pointing out the failure of contemporary welfare state theory to deal with the imbalance between the goal of equlality and the goal of efficiency in the production and distribution of both capital and social values. Three processes of social change are examined: the marginalization of women in the labor market, increased use of decommodification processes by women, and the delayed entrance of young women into the labor market. It is argued that these processes are strong indicators that gains in equality won by and for women in the advanced welfafe state may be ephemeral. Furthermore, recent research shows that women, anticipating this change, have already readjusted their role within the household to accommodate macro marginalization processes. The article concludes that within the welfare state, equality is forced to take a ack seat to processes that enhance efficiency in the basic relationship between capital and labor (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
women equality, labor markets, women and work, marginalization, sociologi, sociology
in
International Journal of Sociology Special Edition. Changing Conceptions of Gender
volume
85
issue
2
pages
12 - 35
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
cb2a40c9-9036-4031-85de-798590a182ea (old id 2300773)
date added to LUP
2012-01-25 09:05:23
date last changed
2016-04-16 10:47:09
@misc{cb2a40c9-9036-4031-85de-798590a182ea,
  abstract     = {This article focuses on processes of social change in Sweden, an advanced welfare state. it starts by pointing out the failure of contemporary welfare state theory to deal with the imbalance between the goal of equlality and the goal of efficiency in the production and distribution of both capital and social values. Three processes of social change are examined: the marginalization of women in the labor market, increased use of decommodification processes by women, and the delayed entrance of young women into the labor market. It is argued that these processes are strong indicators that gains in equality won by and for women in the advanced welfafe state may be ephemeral. Furthermore, recent research shows that women, anticipating this change, have already readjusted their role within the household to accommodate macro marginalization processes. The article concludes that within the welfare state, equality is forced to take a ack seat to processes that enhance efficiency in the basic relationship between capital and labor},
  author       = {Hetzler, Antoinette},
  keyword      = {women equality,labor markets,women and work,marginalization,sociologi,sociology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {12--35},
  series       = {International Journal of Sociology Special Edition. Changing Conceptions of Gender},
  title        = {"Women, Work and Welfare - An Analysis of Social Change in Sweden!},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2008},
}