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Lane Kenworthy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.001.0001

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Women‐Friendly Policies

Women‐Friendly Policies

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(p.212) 10 Women‐Friendly Policies
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Jobs with Equality
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Lane Kenworthy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.003.00010

This chapter examines the impact of ‘women-friendly’ policies — funding or provision of childcare, paid maternity/home care leaves, public employment, promotion of part-time work, tax systems that do not penalize a second earner in a household, and antidiscrimination and affirmative action policies — on women's employment. It also considers the relationship between female employment levels and household income inequality.

Keywords:   women, employment policy, income inequality, equality

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