Gender and Well-Being in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

gender and well being

Bernard Harris (ed.), Lina Gálvez (ed.), Helena Machadao (ed). (2009), Ashgate, 298 pags. ISBN: 978-07-5467-264-7


This book is the first of four books based on a series of symposia funded by COST, which is an intergovernmental framework for the promotion of European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. It draws on both historical and contemporary European case-studies to offer a sophisticated account of the relationship between gender and well-being. The authors focus on key discussions of the changing conceptions of well-being from early twentieth century calculations of the relationship between income and the cost-of-living, to more recent critiques from feminist writers.  More information