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Type Journal Article - Journal of Societal andSocial Policy
Title Gendering the welfare state: The issue of carework salaries in Germany
Author(s)
Volume 2/3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
Page numbers 1-19
URL http://aasw-asia.net/JSSP 23.pdf
Abstract
The German social policy arena of the recent years has undergone fundamental changes by which new options that only seemed out of reach a few years ago have become a vital cornerstone of current and possible future social policy paradigms. The case in point is the introduction of carework salaries and the headway this issue has made into the heartland of party politics and the overall governmental welfare strategy. The study below applied a historical case study approach in depicting and explaining the development and the current role of carework salary in social welfare policy. The author will conclude that the current reorientation of German social welfare policy points toward the direction of the State taking on a new role as a “guarantor” of people’s well-being and livelihood.

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