In this chapter I ask what the impact a regime-shift from a capitalist welfare state to a property-owning democracy would have on gender justice and on caregivers and dependents. Would property-owning democracy serve the interests of caregivers’ and their dependents better and would it be a more gender-just economic system than current forms of capitalism and the different varieties of the welfare state that we currently know?

care, gender, property-owning democracy, social justice
Authors version. Chapter 8 in: Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson (eds.) Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond, London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Erasmus School of Philosophy

Robeyns, I.A.M. (2012). Care, Gender and Property-Owning Democracy. Retrieved from