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The Farther They Come, the Harder They Fall? First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in the Swedish Labour Market

JAN O. JONSSON

in Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263860
eISBN:
9780191734953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Sweden has been an immigrant country since World War II, with a mix of labour (especially from neighbouring Nordic countries) and refugee immigration up to the early 1970s and a large inflow of ... More


A View from Sweden

Robert Erikson (ed.)

in British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses sociology in general before comparing sociology in Britain with that in Sweden. If sociology refers to the discipline taught and studied at sociology departments around the ... More


Tackling men's violence in families: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Maria Eriksson, Marianne Hester, and Suvi Keskinen (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346032
eISBN:
9781447303640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Nordic countries are generally regarded as global welfare role models in terms of their image of being gender equal, child friendly, and culturally tolerant. Consequently, the influence of Nordic ... More


Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Kari Melby, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, and Anna-Birte Ravn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gender equality is often seen as a hallmark of the Nordic countries. This book explores this notion by examining the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, ... More


The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The transformations that are now taking place in women's lives are of great interest to social scientists and policy makers, yet we know very little about the impact of this social change over time. ... More


Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

How welfare states influence population health and health inequalities has long been debated but less well tested by empirical research. This book presents new empirical evidence of the effects of ... More


Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Åsa Lundqvist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines the political regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today. It draws attention to the political attempts to create a ‘modern family’ and the aspiration to regulate the ... More


Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


Combining paid work and family care: Policies and experiences in international perspective

Teppo Kroger and Sue Yeandle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time women and men are ... More


The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the twenty-first-century consequences of immigration through an examination of how the so-called second generation is faring educationally in six countries: France, Great Britain, ... More


A European perspective on women’s rough sleeping

Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh

in Women Rough Sleepers In Europe: Homelessness and victims of domestic abuse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447317098
eISBN:
9781447317104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317098.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter details the current situations in relation to the extent, nature and characteristics of women rough sleepers in each of the countries in the study. It will discuss the context of the ... More


Experiences from two financial crises in the Nordic welfare states: 1990–93 and 2008–10 compared

Pekka Kosonen

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the 2008 economic crisis in three small Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden. It compares the responses in these countries during two periods of economic turbulence: ... More


Trading Spaces: The World Tour

in Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199752164
eISBN:
9780199363179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752164.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter Six examines the exercises carried out under the rubric of nation brandingin nine siteson four continents: Botswana, Chile, Estonia,Georgia, Germany, Jamaica,Libya, Sweden, and Uganda. The ... More


The Welfare State: Convergence and Divergence

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter uses convergence theory to explain broad similarities in welfare-state development and corporatist theory. It explains the determinants of welfare-state development and suggests that ... More


Dispersal policies in Sweden

Andersson Roger and Dennis Solid

in Spreading the 'burden'?: A review of policies to disperse asylum seekers and refugees

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344175
eISBN:
9781447303596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344175.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the refugee dispersal policy of Sweden and analyses its outcomes. It studies the explicit dispersal policy and examines the background factors that resulted in the creation of ... More


The role of education on postponement of maternity in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden

Siv Gustafsson, Eiko Kenjoh, and Cécile Wetzels

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In most European countries, the age of mother at first birth has reached and all time high. In most of these countries, the number of women who never give birth and the childless rate has reached the ... More


Women friendly? Understanding gendered racism in Sweden

Diana Mulinari

in Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter reveals how notions of gender equality in Sweden are used as a central feature of defining boundaries between who belongs to the nation and who does not. It examines the specific ... More


Health inequalities and welfare resources: findings and forecasts

Johan Fritzell, Carin Lennartsson, and Olle Lundberg

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter aims to discuss a number of pertinent issues in the current debate about health inequalities in the light of the findings of earlier chapters. It notes that these chapters not only ... More


A Nordic model of gender equality? Introduction

Kari Melby, Anna-Birte Ravn, and Christina Carlsson Wetterberg

in Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book aims to analyse the meanings of gender that underpin policies for the achievement of gender equality in the Scandinavian welfare states, i.e. Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The analysis takes ... More


Woman-friendly policy paradoxes? Childcare policies and gender equality visions in Scandinavia

Anette Borchorst

in Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the different policy logics of childcare policies in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and the visions of gender equality underpinning them. It also reports whether the notion of ... More


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