Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood – a success story?

Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Arnlaug Leira

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346452
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303015 | DOI:
Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood – a success story?

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This concluding chapter summarises the main trends in the approach of Nordic welfare states to work/family balance since the 1990s. It then considers one of the main questions addressed in this book: in what directions are parenthood policies taking gender relations? The welfare state crisis; parental ‘choice’; and the needs of children, mothers, and fathers and gender equality are reviewed as well.

Keywords: main trends; Nordic welfare states; work/family balance; parenthood policies; gender relations; welfare state crisis; parental choice; gender equality

Chapter.  5017 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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