O'Reilly, J. and Gottfried, H (2002) Reregulating breadwinner models in socially conservative welfare systems: comparing Germany and Japan. Social Politics, 9 (1). pp. 29-59. ISSN 1468-2893Full text not available from this repository.
Through a paired comparison between Japan and Germany, we suggest that the legacy of the strong male-breadwinner model creates particular pressures on socially conservative welfare states in a period of restructuring. These countries are reregulating gender relations in different ways. We relate differences between Germany and Japan to contrasting state-society relations: specifically the role of the Japanese state in trying to stem both economic and demographic decline on the one hand and the role of the social partners in Germany to stimulate employment growth and reduce unemployment on the other. In addition, we point to the impact of the European Union (EU) on the matters of labor market and equality regulations in our analysis of Germany.
|Keywords:||male-breadwinner, welfare, restructuring|
|Schools and Departments:||School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Depositing User:||Chris Keene|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||21 Jun 2012 11:43|
|Google Scholar:||54 Citations|