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Politicising parenthood in ScandinaviaGender relations in welfare states$
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Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346452

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.001.0001

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Nordic men on parental leave: can the welfare state change gender relations?

Nordic men on parental leave: can the welfare state change gender relations?

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(p.79) (p.80) Four Nordic men on parental leave: can the welfare state change gender relations?
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Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia
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Johanna Lammi-Taskula

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0004

This chapter addresses the question: what is the likelihood of changing gender relations with the help of welfare policies such as parental leave? The chapter is concerned with the politicising of fatherhood, and compares the current entitlements of fathers for taking parental leave in five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark). It then uses a review of Nordic studies to examine the socioeconomic and cultural conditions that are affecting the take-up of leave possibilities. It also considers negotiations of gender relations in the daily life of families and workplaces.

Keywords:   gender relations, welfare policies, parental leave, Nordic studies, socioeconomic conditions, cultural conditions, negotiations

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