With case studies from around the world, this volume offers fresh theoretical and historical perspectives on the concept of maternalism, from its origins in the late 19th century to its current incarnations as the underpinnings of social welfare policies.
About the Author
Marian van der Klein
is Senior Researcher at the Verwey-Jonker Institute. Her historical research focuses on gender, social history and welfare states, especially the impact of social policy on the socioeconomic position of women. Rebecca Jo Plant
is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America
(2010). Nichole Sanders
is Associate Professor of History at Lynchburg College in Virginia. She recently published Gender and Welfare in Mexico: The Consolidation of a Postrevolutionary State
(2011). Lori R. Weintrob
is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Wagner College in New York City. Her research focuses on immigration, gender and public policy in France and the United States.