The Norwegian childcare regime and its paradoxes

Anne Lise Ellingsæter

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346452
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303015 | DOI:
The Norwegian childcare regime and its paradoxes

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This chapter studies the present Norwegian childcare regime, while focusing on the regulations of the right of parents to work versus care during the early stages of parenthood. It argues that a multi-causal, contextual approach is needed in the study of parenthood policies. Approaching childcare policies as a ‘regime’ can also add to the insights about policy dynamics and uncovering contradictions that are naturally a part of the Norwegian childcare regime are presented in this chapter as well.

Keywords: Norway; childcare regime; early stages; parenthood; contextual approach; parenthood policies; childcare policies; policy dynamics; contradictions

Chapter.  9243 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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