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Lone motherhood in the Nordic countries: sole providers in dual-breadwinner regimes

Anne Skevik

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/9781861346452.003.0011
Lone motherhood in the Nordic countries: sole providers in dual-breadwinner regimes

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This chapter talks about what happened to the employment of lone mothers in Nordic countries after the economic depression and the institutional restructuring during the 1990s. It states that the Nordic countries can be seen as the ‘natural laboratories’ for the employment of lone mothers. It shows that while they are similar in many ways, there are also some crucial differences.

Keywords: employment; lone mothers; economic depression; institutional restructuring; natural laboratories

Chapter.  8843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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