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Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia : gender relations in welfare states

Author: Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Arnlaug Leira
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Arnlaug Leira
ISBN: 9781861346452 186134645X 9781861346469 1861346468
OCLC Number: 488368825
Description: ix, 286 s.
Contents: Introduction: politicising parenthood in Scandinavia ~ Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira;<p/>Part One: Politicising parenthood: legacies and challenges: Parenthood change and policy reform in Scandinavia 1970s-2000s ~ Arnlaug Leira; Nordic fertility patterns: compatible with gender equality? ~ Marit Ronsen and Kare Skrede;<p/>Part Two: Gender equality and parental choice in welfare state redesign: Nordic men on parental leave: can the welfare state change gender relations? ~ Johanna Lammi-Taskula; The public-private split rearticulated: abolishment of the Danish daddy leave ~ Anette Borchorst; The Norwegian childcare regime and its paradoxes ~ Anne Lise Ellingsaeter; Parental choice and the passion for equality in Finland ~ Minna Salmi;<p/>Part Three: Work, family and the welfare state: redefining family models: Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s ~ Heikki Hiilamo; Working time and caring strategies: parenthood in different welfare
Responsibility: ed. by Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Arnlaug Leira

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