How The Feminist Movement Re-created Welfare States


  • Valeriia Pelevina


welfare state, women, feminism, recreation of the welfare state, politics


This paper provides a history of the welfare state and how it relates to women. It complies different articles from various countries to illustrates how the welfare state has been impacted by feminism. Further, it concludes that the welfare state was constructed to benefit the patriarchy and was used as a tool of discrimination against women, while aiming to do the opposite. This suggests that the welfare state needs to be re-created to benefit everyone and ensure equity.

Author Biography

Valeriia Pelevina

Valeriia Pelevina (she/her) is a student at UBCO majoring in International Relations and minoring in Gender and Women's Studies. She is a second year student and is interested in women's rights and how the systems in society can be changed for the better though politics. She is passionate about equity and also volunteers at the Equity and Inclusion office in UBCO. In her spare time she enjoys working out, going out for fancy dinners and drinks as well as hanging out with friends.

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