Religion, Gender, and Social Welfare: Considerations Regarding Inclusion

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Religion, Gender, and Social Welfare: Considerations Regarding Inclusion


  • Susan Crawford Sullivan Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross, USA


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Abstract:  There is increased interest in faith-based social service provision in recent years, both in the United States and across Europe. While faith-based organizations provide welcome and needed services, there are several potential problems of social inclusion which involve gender, including decreased availability of social services when faith-based organizations are expected to compensate for cuts in government spending, potential for religious discrimination in employment, and potential for religious discrimination against recipients.

Keywords:  gender; inclusion; religion; social welfare

Published:   24 June 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v7i2.2259


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