About the Author(s)
Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, DSW, is Professor of Social Policy and Director, Ph.D. Program in Social Work, Adelphi University.
"This encyclopedic collection documents how the decline of marriage, markets, and the state in major industrialized countries around the world has ensured that poverty remains feminized." --Mimi Abramovitz, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy, Hunter College School of Social Work and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
"Goldberg has assembled a superb group of country specialists who have written an important book for students and scholars interested in the topic of cross-national continuities and variations in the feminization of poverty in rich countries." --Mark Kesselman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
"This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in an in-depth analysis of the economic status and life chances of women in eight industrialized countries." --Marguerite G. Rosenthal, Professor Emerita, School of Social Work, Salem State College
"These distinguished authors paint a rich and detailed portrait of older women's poverty in eight diverse high-income countries. Their collective research is wide-ranging, drawing on several national and cross-national datasets to analyze the antecedents, patterns of variation, and consequences of poverty as experienced by women throughout the life course. This volume will be a valued resource for comparative sociologists, social workers, and social policy scholars concerned with gender disparities in economic wellbeing."--Janet Gornick
Director, Luxembourg Income Study, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Graduate Center, City University of New York
"This ambitious book is based on excellent scholarship. Each chapter is thorough and written by authors with expertise in analyzing social welfare data and the political and social trends that shape them... The book succeeds in providing data and largely bridging the gaps among data differences and different poverty measures among countries, and it contains rich, detailed discussions of the countries' political and social contexts." -- Jennifer R. Zelnick, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare