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dc.contributor.authorCooke, M
dc.contributor.editorDeborah Mitchell
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T00:26:57Z
dc.date.available2018-12-04T00:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2008-02-18T02:40:31Z
dc.identifier.issn0157-6321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6255
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores public policy in relation to war widows. The effects of public policy are rarely analysed from an individual’s perspective. The paper draws on interview data to analyse the case study of a 51 year old Vietnam War widow and compares this to the experiences of six other war widows. Findings are part of a larger study on widowhood. Life histories were gained through unstructured interviews and then constructed as case studies that enabled an analysis of the relationship between the individual lived experience of the women and broader social forces that influence this. The findings suggest that women may feel differently about being categorised as ‘war widows’ in public policy and the reasons for this are varied. The paper suggests that an extension of this study be conducted to more fully explore the reasons for the differences in war widows to inform future policy review/revision.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Council of Social Service
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.acoss.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom465
dc.relation.ispartofpageto475
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Social Issues
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleAustralian War Widows: A case study to challenge public policy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2003 ACOSS. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCooke, Marie L.


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