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By Richard J. Pankhurst

What's the dating among ladies and the welfare nation? How do ladies reconcile paid paintings and kinfolk duties? those questions are of principal political hindrance to just about all Western industrialised nations and feature provoked enormous scholarly war of words. during this well timed e-book, Dr Arnlaug Leira offers either a theoretical and an empirical research of the connection among women's lives, employment practices and childcare provision. Focusing upon the social development of motherhood in Scandinavia, Arnlaug Leira exhibits how, opposite to universal perceptions, there's no shared version of welfare rules and women's paintings. in its place, the location in Norway is considerably diversified from that during Sweden and Denmark. the writer then provides an ethnographic research of the lives of operating moms in Norway. She info the complexity of the concepts through which girls cope and aid each other in mixed incomes and childcare in a state of affairs the place nation provision is proscribed. Welfare States and dealing moms may be generally learn via scholars and experts of sociology, social coverage and management, political technological know-how and women's reports. it is going to even be of curiosity to coverage makers, social employees, academics and nursery-school staff.

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11 Eight of the cases examined were classified as neonaticides. Factors found to be the most associated with neonaticide were unwed motherhood, late or no prenatal care, and non-hospital births. 12 Other researchers have supported these findings and have also indicated that first-time motherhood13 and social and economic stresses14 are additional common features of neonaticide. These factors are perhaps best understood in the context of what we know about the women who commit neonaticide and the events that lead to the infant’s demise.

Therefore, these cases subdivide into neglect-omission and neglect-commission, respectively. Neglect-omission includes instances in which the mother did not attend to the health, nutrition, or safety needs of the child, such as leaving children in a closed car in hot weather. Neglect-commission includes cases in which an irresponsible action by the mother caused the death, such as shaking the baby too hard or placing something over the child’s head to stop the child from crying. Assisted/Coerced Filicide We included a case in this category if the mother killed the child, or if her partner—generally a romantic partner—did the killing and the mother was charged with murder.

40 Using NEXIS as a data source provided greater access to cases and therefore increased the number of cases available for review. However, as with any design and methodology, the advantages are offset by disadvantages. Perhaps the greatest drawback to using this approach was the fact that articles or transcripts were subject to the biases and accuracy of the reporter. We therefore approached the data with much skepticism. However, most of the cases, especially the ones we chose to highlight, were followed up extensively by numerous reporters and in various resources.

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