Family Policies in Australia: Contest over the Social Wage Cass, Bettina en_US 2021-11-25T16:09:15Z 2021-11-25T16:09:15Z 1982 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses a major theoretical debate in the sociology of the ‘welfare state’ to what extent do state interventions into the sphere of domestic relationships (e.g. by the implementation of ‘family policies’) either reinforce existing class and gender based inequalities, or establish progressive changes? This is a component of a more general theoretical and empirical issue: to what extent can and do income transfers and social services (through the tax/welfare system) redistribute income to those groups most disadvantaged in the labour market, either because of their class position, their sex or their life-cycle stage? The paper adopts a historical perspective in unravelling some of these questions, by examining the economic, political and ideological issues surrounding the implementation of family policies in two very different periods in Australia's history: the period of Post War Reconstruction 1942-48, characterised by expansionist economic policies, and the current period of economic recession 1975-81 characterised by contractionist economic policies. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 858232537 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Gender Inequalities en_US
dc.subject.other Class Inequalities en_US
dc.subject.other Labour Market en_US
dc.subject.other Unemployment en_US
dc.subject.other Family Policies en_US
dc.subject.other Social wage en_US
dc.title Family Policies in Australia: Contest over the Social Wage en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 21 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cass, Bettina, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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