Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Poverty is not simply the result of an individual’s characteristics, behaviors or abilities. Rather, as David Brady demonstrates, poverty is the result of politics. In Rich Democracies, Poor People, Brady investigates why poverty is so entrenched in some affluent democracies whereas it is a solvable problem in others. Drawing on over thirty years […]

Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course
Apr 04, 2011 | Books

Read abstract The first book to study women’s poverty over the life course, this wide-ranging collection focuses on the economic condition of single mothers and single elderly women–while also considering partnered women and immigrants–in eight wealthy but diverse countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy, and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One Countries
Mar 25, 2011 | Books

Read abstract Gender inequality in the workplace persists, even in nations with some of the most progressive laws and generous family support policies. Yet the dimensions on which inequality is measured—levels of women’s employment, number of hours worked, sex segregation by occupations and wages—tell very different stories across industrialized nations. By examining federally guaranteed parental […]