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Women and New LabourEngendering politics and policy?$
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Claire Annesley, Francesca Gains, and Kirstein Rummery

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348289

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.001.0001

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Caring, citizenship and New Labour: dilemmas and contradictions for disabled and older women

Caring, citizenship and New Labour: dilemmas and contradictions for disabled and older women

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(p.175) Nine Caring, citizenship and New Labour: dilemmas and contradictions for disabled and older women
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Women and New Labour
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Rummery Kirstein

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.003.0009

This chapter explores the way New Labour's policies have offered opportunities and constraints for older and disabled women. It also explains the area of caring and citizenship, and the areas of policy. The chapter examines areas that have a significant impact on disabled and older women, contrasting areas where New Labour has taken a gender-aware approach (such as pensions) with those in which a gender-blind approach to policy has been adopted, and the effects these approaches have had on disabled and older women's lives and their citizenship status. It is clear from the way in which the New Deal for Disabled People has been formulated and implemented that it was never intended to have a gender-aware dimension. Engendering citizenship policy would mean really valuing care as work, and would ensure that caring citizens should not be second-class citizens: a challenge New Labour does not seem able to face.

Keywords:   New Labour, older women, disabled women, caring, citizenship, gender, New Deal

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