All publications

Books

Book chapters

  • Meagher, G and Szebehely, M. (2013). Long-term care in Sweden: trends, actors, and consequences . In Ranci, C and Pavolini, E (Eds.), Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europe: Investigating Institutional Change and Social Impacts (pp. 55–78), New York: Springer.
  • Meagher, G. and Szebehely, M. (2012). Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective . In Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden and Olli Kangas (Eds.), Changing social equality: The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Wilson, S, Meagher, G and Hermes, K. (2012). A new role for government? Trends in social policy preferences since the mid-1980s. In Pietsch, J, Aarons, H (Ed.), Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st Century Canberra: ANU E-press.
  • Meagher, G and Cortis, N. (2009). The political economy of for-profit paid care: theory and evidence. In King, D and Meagher, G. (Eds.), Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Meagher, G, Cortis, N and Healy, K. (2009). Strategic challenges in child welfare services: a comparative study of Australia, England and Sweden. In Rummery, K, Greener, I and Holden, C (Eds.), Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Denemark, D, Wilson, S, Meagher, G. (2007). Introduction. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Ed.), Australian social attitudes 2 : citizenship, work and aspirations (Vol. n/a, pp. 11–36), Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Wilson, S, Meagher, G. (2007). Howard's Welfare State: How Popular is the New Social Policy Agenda. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Ed.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations (pp. 262–285), Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Meagher, G, Wilson, S. (2007). Are Unions Regaining Popular Legitimacy in Australia?. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Ed.), Australian social attitudes 2 : citizenship, work and aspirations (pp. 195–216), Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Meagher, G. (2007). Contested, Corporatised and Confused? Australian Attitudes to Child Care. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia (pp. 137–153), Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Wilson, S., Meagher G., & Breusch, T. . (2005). Where to for the Welfare State?. In Wilson, S., Meagher G., Gibson, R. Denemark, D. & Western, M. (Ed.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, UNSW Press, 2005. Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Marsh, I., Meagher, G. & Wilson, S. . (2005). Are Australians Open to Globalisation?. In Wilson, S., Meagher G., Gibson, R. Denemark, D. and Western, M (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Buchanan, J, Watson, I, Meagher, G. (2004). The Living Wage in Australia: History, Recent Developments, and Current Challenges. In Figart, D (Ed.), Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives London: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • Cortis, N and Meagher, G. (2012). Social work education as preparation for practice: evidence from a survey of the New South Wales community sector . Australian Social Work, 65(3), 295–310.
  • Wilson, S, Meagher, G, Hermes, K. (2012). The social division of welfare knowledge: Policy stratification and perceptions of welfare reform in Australia . Policy and Politics, 40(3), 323–346. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557
  • Cortis, N and Meagher, G. (2012). Recognition at last: care work and the Equal Remuneration Case. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 377–385.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G, Cullin, J. (2009). Retaining novices to become expert child protection practitioners: creating career pathways in direct practice. British Journal of Social Work, 39(2), 299–317. DOI:doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcm125
  • Cortis, N and Meagher, G. (2009). Women, work and welfare in the activation state: an agenda for Australian research. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(4), 629–651.
  • Tham, P, Meagher, G. (2009). Working in human services: how do experiences and working conditions in child welfare social work compare?. British Journal of Social Work, 39(5), 807–827.
  • Meagher, G, Wilson, S. (2008). Richer, but more unequal: perceptions of inequality in Australia 1987-2005. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 220–243.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2007). Social Workers’ Preparation for Child Protection: Revisiting the Question of Specialisation. Australian Social Work, 60(3), 321–335.
  • Meagher, G. (2007). The Challenge of the Care Workforce: Recent Trends and Emerging Problems. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 42(2), 151–167.
  • Briggs, C, Meagher, G, Healy, K. (2007). Becoming an Industry: The Struggle of Social and Community Workers for Award Coverage, 1976-2001. Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(4), 497–521.
  • Meagher, G. (2006). What Can We Expect from Paid Carers?. Politics and Society, 34(1), 33–54.
  • Meagher, G and Parton, N. (2004). Modernising Social Work and the Ethics of Care. Social Work and Society, 2(1), 10–27.
  • Meagher, G and Nelson, J. (2004). Survey Article: Feminism in the Dismal Science. Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(1), 102–126. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9760.2004.00193.x
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2004). The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative Approaches for Achieving Professional Recognition. British Journal of Social Work, 34(2), 243–260.
  • Meagher, G, Healy, K. (2003). Caring, controlling, contracting and counting: Governments and non-profits in community services. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62(3), 40–51.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Is it Wrong to Pay for Housework?. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 17(2), 52–66.
  • Meagher, G and Wilson, S. (2002). Complexity and Practical Knowledge in the Social Sciences: A Comment on Stehr and Grundmann. British Journal of Sociology, 53(4), 659–666.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2001). Practitioner Perspectives on performance assessment in family support services. Children Australia, 26, No.4, 22–28.
  • Meagher, G. (2000). A Struggle for Recognition: Strategies for Work Life Reform in the Domestic Services Industry. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 21(1), 9–37.
  • Bittman, M, Matheson, G and Meagher, G . (1999). The Changing Boundary Between Home and Market: Australian Trends in Outsourcing Domestic Labour. Work, Employment and Society, 13(2), 249–273.
  • Meagher, G. (1999). A Classroom Strategy for Teaching the Social Sciences in Women’s Studies. Women’s Studies Quarterly , 27(3&4).
  • Meagher, G. (1998). "A Woman Seldom Runs Wild After an Abstraction": Feminist Contributions to Economics. Economic Papers, 17(1).
  • Meagher, G. (1997). Recreating "Domestic Service"? Institutional Cultures and the Evolution of Paid Household Work. Feminist Economics, 3(2), 1–27.
  • Meagher, G. (1994). Evaluating Women’s Work: New South Wales Nurses and Professional Rates. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 34.

Conference papers

  • Meagher, G, Wilson, S. (2005). Any family resemblance? Attitudes to taxes and welfare in Australia and New Zealand. In Convenor: David MacDonald Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2005. Dunedin, 28-30 September, 2005.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2005). Genericism vs specialism in social work and human service education: the case of child welfare. In the Australian Social Work Conference. Beechworth, Victoria, November 24–25, 2005.
  • Meagher, G, Healy, K. (2005). Comparing organisational climate and job satisfaction in family support and child protection. In the Australian Social Policy Conference. University of NSW, 20-22 July 2005.
  • Meagher, G. (2004). What can we expect from paid carers?. In Conference on Feminist Economics. Oxford, August 5–7.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2003). The community services labour force as a policy issue: the changing demographics of the sector. In the Australian Social Policy Conference. University of New South Wales, July 9–11, 2003.
  • Meagher, G, Healy, K. (2003). Australia’s caring labour force: Composition and dynamics. In Conference on Feminist Economics. Washington, D.C., June 22-24, 2003.
  • Meagher, G, Healy, K. (2002). Conflicting priorities in child and family welfare agencies? Practitioners’ perceptions of which outcomes agency managers and funders value most. In 4th Conference on Evaluation for Practice. Tampere, Finland, 4-6 July 2002.
  • Meagher, G, Buchanan, J. (2002). The Living Wage in Australia: History, recent developments, and current challenges. In Conference on Feminist Economics. Los Angeles, July 12–14 2002.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Is it wrong to pay for housework?. In the Conference on Feminist Economics. Los Angeles, July 12–14 2002.
  • Meagher, G. (2001). Working in the new service economy: A challenge for feminism and the sociology of work. In Women and Labour Conference. University of Sydney, 13-15 December 2001.
  • Healy, K, Meagher, G. (2001). Evaluating performance in contemporary social work: practitioners’ perspectives. In Australian Social Work Conference. Melbourne, September 23-26, 2001.

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