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Breadwinning or on the breadline? female breadwinners’ economic characteristics across 20 welfare states

Abstract:

In analysing heterosexual couples’ work-family arrangements over time and space, the comparative social policy literature has settled on the framework of the ‘malebreadwinner’ versus ‘dual-breadwinner’ family. We argue for integrating an additional couple-type into this framework, which is the ‘female-breadwinner’ couple, in which the woman is the main wage-earner. Including these couples matters because of their growing prevalence and, as our analysis shows, greater economic vulnerability. W...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0958928720971094

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Sub department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7991-5371
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Journal of European Social Policy More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
125-142
Publication date:
2020-12-06
Acceptance date:
2020-04-24
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EISSN:
1461-7269
ISSN:
0958-9287
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1133217
Local pid:
pubs:1133217
Deposit date:
2020-09-22

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