Demographic change and economic liberalization are reshaping European states in a number of profound ways. In particular, an ageing population and shifts in the labour market are bringing new challenges to the welfare systems of the continent's nation states. Foremost among these challenges include the issue of how to cope with a growing population of dependent people and how to deal with a profound shift in the nature and organisation of work. The expansion of service sector employment, the emergence of more flexible working practices and the increased participation of women in European labour have been key trends in most European countries. These changes imply a modification of public and private responsibilities towards the provision of well-being among European populations, and a reconfiguration of the relationships between individuals, households and public institutions. This unique volume of essays seeks to analyse these changes and situate them in a wider historical and geographical context. It also aims to put gender at the centre of these analyses, demonstrating the uneven experiences of men and women as both providers and receivers of welfare. Contents: Preface, Cristina Borderías and Bernard Harris; Part I Gender, Work and Well-Being: Orientations: Introduction: households, gender and the production of well-being, Tindara Addabbo, Cristina Borderías, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga and Alastair Owens; Social justice and the gendered division of labour: possibilities and limits of the capability approach, Ingrid Robeyns; The first industrial nation and the first 'modern' family, Jane Humphries; Vulnerable bodies, total work and caring relationships: a new economic perspective, Antonella Picchio. Part II Gender, Care and Work: Strategies and networks: family earnings and institutional contributions to women's households in urban Sweden and Finland, 1890–1910, Beatrice Moring; gender and family care in crisis situations in 19th-century Austria, Margareth Lanzinger; Intergenerational support in families in modern Britain, Pat Thane; Unpaid work, well-being and the allocation of time in contemporary Italy, Tindara Addabbo, Antonella Caiumi and Anna Maccagnan; Care as a social construct: the case of home care workers in contemporary Belgium, Florence Degavre and Marthe Nyssens; Who cares when Grandmother gets sick? Ageing, employment and intergenerational family support in contemporary Europe, Kaisa Kauppinen. Part III Gender Inequalities in the Intra-Household Allocation of Resources: Gender inequalities in family consumption: Spain 1850–1930, Cristina Borderías, Pilar Pérez-Fuentes and Carmen Sarasúa; Institutional constraints and intra-family inequalities in access to education: Swiss federalism and the gendered well-being of siblings, 1880–1930, Anne-Françoise Praz; Celibacy and gender inequalities in the Pyrenees in the 19th and 20th centuries, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga; Gender, money and capabilities, Elisabetta Addis; Gender equality post-separation in contemporary Europe: the case of income, Sally Bould, Gunther Schmaus and Claire Gavray.
Gender Inequalities, Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europe / Addabbo, Tindara; M. P., Arrizabalaga; C., Borderías; A., Owens. - STAMPA. - (2010), pp. 1-280.