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Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia : gender relations in welfare states

Author: Anne Lise Ellingsæter
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2007.
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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
ISBN: 9781861346452 1861346468 9781861346469 186134645X
OCLC Number: 612280453
Description: IX, 286 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: Introduction: politicising parenthood in Scandinavia ~ Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira; 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; 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; 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 states ~ Thomas P. Boje; Diverging paths? The dual-earner/dual-carer model in Finland and Sweden in the 1990s ~ Anita Haataja and Anita Nyberg; Lone motherhood in the Nordic countries: sole providers in the dual-breadwinner regimes ~ Anne Skevik; Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood - a success story? ~ Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira.
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