Gender, rights, responsibilities and social policy

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This chapter outlines the background to thinking about rights in social policy.1 It explores the apparent intensification of concern with responsibilities over the last decades and, in this context, highlights how New Labour, in particular, developed some of their key social policies in relation to parents and their responsibilities. The chapter discusses the gendered implications of such policies and the perspectives of some of those seeking to rethink rights and responsibilities and their relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRights, Gender and Family Law
EditorsJulie Wallbank, Shazia Choudhry, Jonathan Herring
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)0203869478, 9780203869475, 9781135262037
ISBN (Print)0415482674, 9780415482677
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


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