Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context

Uncovering the Gendered Structure of ‘the Social’

  • Shahra Razavi
  • Shireen Hassim

Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context: Uncovering the Gendered Structure of ‘the Social’

  3. Historical and Regional Trajectories in Social Provisioning

  4. Labour Market Informality and the Search for Social Security

  5. Gender Dimensions of Social-sector Restructuring

  6. Financing Social Provisioning and Counting in Women

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 340-355

About this book


This book illustrates why both academic research and policy thinking need to factor-in gender hierarchies and structures if they are to address some of the key challenges of contemporary societies: the widespread informality and insecurity of paid work and the crisis of care.


development family policy gender poverty social justice social policy social security tax reform women

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahra Razavi
    • 1
  • Shireen Hassim
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)Switzerland
  2. 2.University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa

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