The text is suitable for upper-level sociology courses of work and gender, as well as political science, and women's studies courses.
Viewing gender relations in a historical context, the book examines the importance of women's roles in both paid and unpaid work, with a particular focus on the Canadian experience and its relation to other societies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes.
1. Conceptualizing Women's Work and Social Rights.
2. Women's Work and Social Rights in the Pre-Capitalist Era.
3. Capitalism and Women's Work.
4. The Welfare State and Women's Social Rights.
5. Midwives' Work and Social Rights in Time and Across Place.
6. Post-Fordism, Welfare State Regimes, and Women's Work in the Twenty-First Century.