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Title Developing the right to social security : a gender perspective / Beth Goldblatt.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in human rights law
Routledge research in human rights law.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 21, 2016).
Subject Social security -- Law and legislation.
Social security -- Law and legislation -- India.
Social security -- Law and legislation -- South Africa.
Social security -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- India.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- South Africa.
Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Australia.
India.
South Africa.
Contents Introduction : gender, poverty, social security and rights -- A gender perspective : conceptual approach and principles -- The right to social security in international law : a gendered consideration -- South African country study -- Australian country study -- Indian country study -- Conclusion.
Summary The right to social security, found in international law and in the constitutions of many nations, contributes to the alleviation of poverty globally. Social security and its articulation as a human right have received increased attention in recent years both in response to austerity cuts to welfare in developed countries and as a means of lifting millions out of poverty in developing countries. Women, disproportionately affected by poverty in all parts of the world, stand to gain from a right to social security that takes cognisance of gender discrimination and disadvantage. This book interprets and redefines the right to social security from a gender perspective. Drawing on feminist theory, the book formulates a conceptual approach and a set of principles for a substantively equal, gendered right to social security. In so doing, it challenges the relationship between the right to social security and traditional conceptions of work that exclude women's labour including their caring roles. It argues that the right must have application at the transnational level if it is to address the changing nature of women's work due to globalisation.
Other Title Print version : 9781138120112