Iscuss whether the male breadwinner model persists in British social policy, or has been exchanged under New Labour for a model of gender equality?
To understand the impact of state, market and family arrangements on women in the UK and elsewhere.
To analyse welfare systems and institutions in the UK and elsewhere, and assess their capacity to meet the welfare needs of women in diverse circumstances.
To understand the significance of gender as explanatory variable in the analysis of social policy.
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