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Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia : gender relations in welfare states

Author: Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Arnlaug Leira
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2006.
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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 welfare states - focusing on the relationship between parents and the state, and the ongoing renegotiations between the public and the private.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ellingsæter, Anne Lise.
Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006284969
(OCoLC)70671227
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Lise Ellingsæter; Arnlaug Leira
ISBN: 9781847421593 1847421598
OCLC Number: 645248553
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 286 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: politicising parenthood in Scandinavia / Anne Lise Ellinsaeter and Arnlaug Leira --
parenthood change and policy reform in Scandinavia, 1970s-2000s / Arnlaug Leira --
Nordic fertility patterns: compatible with gender equality? / Marit Ronsen and Kari Skrede --
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 --
woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s / Heikki Hillamo --
Working time and caring strategies: parenthood in different welfare states / Thomas P. Boje --
Diverging paths? The dual-earner/dual-career model in Finland and Sweden in the 1990s / Anita Haataja and Anita Nyberg --
Lone motherhood in the Nordic countries: sole providers in dual-breadwinner regimes / Anne Skevik --
Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood --
a success story? / Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Arnaug Leira.

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