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Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s

Heikki Hiilamo

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346452
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0008
Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s

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This chapter uses the economic recession and recovery as a strategic case for studying the sustainability of the gender equality ambition of Finland and Sweden. The analysis presented in this chapter is focused on the implications of family and parenthood policy reform, in terms of economic gender equality of the implication for women's economic autonomy. It also deals with the policy developments during the 1990s, and considers changes in the allocation of income transfers.

Keywords: economic recession; economic recovery; sustainability; economic gender equality; economic autonomy; income transfers

Chapter.  8808 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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