This three country comparison uses case studies of family policy in Britain, Canada and the US to explain how governments utilize family policies to maintain patriarchal systems and to promote labor force and economic goals. The paper examines how equality/difference theories are applied in family policy. Propositions are developed in order to provide a basis for developing new approaches to family policy based on gender equality.
"Equality and Family Policy in International Perspective: Toward a Feminist Theory of the State,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 23
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol23/iss1/9