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Gender-egalitarian policies in the workplace and the family

WithAnca Gheaus

This chapter discusses the question of how to design public policies that are informed by gender justice. It looks at the main policies that have been proposed by feminists and whose aim is to achieve a more just distribution of the burdens of social cooperation between women and men. Some of these have been defended as a way of giving due recognition to care work and freeing women from economic dependency on their spouses. Others have been defended as a way of resisting the traditional division of labour between women and men and getting closer to a gender-egalitarian society.