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書名 Gender and welfare states in East Asia : Confucianism or gender equality? / edited by Sirin Sung, Queen's University Belfast, UK and Gillian Pascall, University of Nottingham, UK
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 9780230279087 (hbk.)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  305.4095 G325    在架上    30550100557261
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1760.5 .G46 2014    在架上    30610020432373
說明 xiv, 198 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
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附註 "Is a Confucian cultural climate hostile to gender equality in families and public decision-making? What is the impact of gender equality legislation in East Asia? Approaches to these welfare regimes have ignored gender, while gendered accounts of welfare have neglected East Asia. Comparisons with Western welfare states show strong economies with life expectancy in Japan and South Korea above those of Western social democracies but in contrast there are extremely large gender gaps in employment, earning, unpaid work and parliamentary representation and conjoined with this low fertility rates and and minimal public social spending on childcare and early education. In this volume, contributors address questions about gender equality in a Confucian context across a wide and varied social policy landscape, from Korea and Taiwan, where Confucian culture is deeply embedded, through China, with its transformations from Confucianism to communism and back, to the mixed cultural environments of Hong Kong and Japan. Overall, the collections asks: Has East Asia's rapid economic transformation been accompanied by social and cultural transformation? "-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Gender and Welfare States in East Asia; Sirin Sung and Gillian Pascall2. Work-family Balance Issues and Policies in Korea: Towards an Egalitarian Regime?; Sirin Sung3. Rhetoric or Reality? Peripheral Status of Women's Bureaux in the Korean Gender Regime; Sook-Yeon Won4. Continuity and Change: Comparing Work and Care Reconciliation of Two Generations of Women in Taiwan; Jessie Wu5. Gender, Social Policy and Older Women with Disabilities in Rural China; Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen R. Fisher and Ping Guo6. Confucian Welfare: A barrier to the Gender Mainstreaming of Domestic Violence Policy in Hong Kong; Lai Ching Leung7. Emerging Culture Wars: Backlash Against 'Gender Freedom'; Kimio Ito8. Prime Ministers' Discourse in Japan's Reforms since the 1980s: Traditionalization of Modernity rather than Confucianism; Emiko Ochiai and Kenichi Johshita 9. Conclusion: Confucianism or Gender Equality?; Gillian Pascall and Sirin Sung
Includes bibliographical references and index
主題 Women -- East Asia -- Social conditions
Women -- East Asia -- Economic conditions
Alt Author Sung, Sirin, editor of compilation
Pascall, Gillian, editor of compilation
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