The NERI invites you to attend an upcoming seminar, ‘Wives, Mothers, Workers: A brief history of women in social policy’ on Wednesday 20th March, 2019.
The NERI seminar series aims to provide a forum for the presentation of research papers on topics of relevance to Irish public policy, North and South. The seminars are open to all who are interested and free to attend. The details of the upcoming event are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 20th March, 2019
Topic: Wives, Mothers, Workers: A brief history of women in social policy
Speaker: Laura Bambrick, Social Policy & Legislative Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
Time: Tea and coffee from 3:50pm; the seminar commences at 4pm
Location: INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
This presentation charts the development of women’s social rights in employment law, the income tax code and social welfare system, from the nineteenth century to the present. It shows how barriers to equality for women today are rooted in the policy legacy of favouring the male breadwinner/ female carer family.