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The Nordic Model of Gender Equality: The Welfare State, Patriarchy, and Unfinished Emancipation

Tuovi Allen

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Compared with their Western counterparts, societies of Scandinavian or Nordic origins have been more committed to achieving equality and justice and are thus perceived to be more progressive. ... More


New Risks—Are They Still New for the Nordic Welfare States?

Virpi Timonen

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nordic welfare states led the way in consolidating new social risk provision through welfare state social care and active labour market policies some two decades ago. Current provision has ... More


Welfare state regimes and health inequalities

Espen Dahl, Johan Fritzell, Eero Lahelma, Pekka Martikainen, Anton Kunst, and Johan P. Mackenbach

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by re-evaluating the reasons one might have to expect that some welfare states regimes, and especially the Nordic ones, can be expected to influence inequalities in population ... More


The Distinctiveness of Nordic Welfare States in the Transformation to the Projective City and the New Spirits of Capitalism 1

Peer Hull Kristensen

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Boltanski and Chiapello identify a new mode of organizing capitalism which they identify in terms of project work and mobility. They argue that the problem for this mode of organizing is the ... More


Revisiting the Nordic Model: Evidence on Recent Macroeconomic Performance

Jeffrey D. Sachs

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the economic and political performance of three groups of high-income countries—Nordic, European continental, and English-speaking countries—with vastly different systems of ... More


Introduction: Nordic issues and dilemmas

Eriksson Maria and Pringle Keith

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346032
eISBN:
9781447303640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346032.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increasing awareness in Nordic countries of men's violence against women and children as a social problem. This book resulted from the ... More


Macroeconomic Perspectives on the Nordic Economies: Past, Present, and Future

Torben M. Andersen, U. Michael Bergman, and Svend E. Hougaard Jensen

in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717102
eISBN:
9780191785740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717102.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter reviews the Nordic model in terms of objectives, policies, institutions, and outcomes. First, some long-term patterns of living standards, distribution of income, size of government, ... More


Aftermath, 1992 and 1993

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter mentions some of the potential anomalies in the European Monetary System (EMS). It also consists of brief case-studies of those countries most affected by the crises and concentrates on ... More


Global Pressures and National Cultures: A Nordic University Template?

Tom Christensen, Åse Gornitzka, and Peter Maassen

in University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989393
eISBN:
9780190206383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989393.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Over the last few decades, universities in Europe have undergone many nationally as well as supranationally initiated reforms. In this chapter we will examine specific aspects of these university ... More


Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries

Mia Hakovirta, Anita Haataja, Guðný Björk Eydal, and Tine Rostgaard

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The aim of this chapter was to investigate fathers’ rights to family benefits in the Nordic region as well as the outcomes of the policies, and if the rights of fathers are in accordance with the ... More


Co-operation and the emergence of the Nordic ‘middle way’

Mary Hilson

in The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter returns to the question of the distinctiveness of the co-operative movements in the Nordic countries, while at the same time considering the significance of co-operation for the ... More


Understanding Indicator Choice for the Assessment of RD&D Financing of Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: Lessons from the Nordic Countries

Jonas Sonnenschein

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Rapid decarbonization requires additional research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. Various financing instruments are in place to support this development. They are ... 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


Nordic health inequalities: Patterns, trends, and policies

Espen Dahl and Kjetil A. van der Wel

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an up-to-date assessment of health inequalities in Norway and assesses recent Norwegian policy efforts to reduce health inequalities, comparing these approaches with policies ... More


Introduction

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The introductory chapter outlines the aims and perspectives of the book. It presents the theoretical and analytical framework applied, as well as the themes investigated in the book. It is argued ... More


Unaccompanied migrant youth in the Nordic countries

Hilde Lidén

in Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447331865
eISBN:
9781447331919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331865.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores the ambiguities and changes in regulations concerning unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors within, as well across, the Nordic countries, with regard to the gap between ... More


Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden -are well known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn ... More


The coming and going of the father’s quota in Denmark:: consequences for fathers’ parental leave take-up

Tine Rostgaard and Mette Lausten

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In the Nordic countries gender equality concerns have led to the introduction of a non-transferable, use-it-or-lose-it father’s quota in the parental leave system, which gives fathers incentive to ... More


Reconciling work and care for older parents, disabled children and partners: convergent or separate paths in three welfare systems?

Sue Yeandle and Teppo Kröger

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447306818
eISBN:
9781447310839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306818.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter concludes the book, highlighting its attention to the care provided by family members of working age to people with long-term care needs in three kinds of relational context (to a ... More


‘What is constructed can be transformed’1

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The chapter highlights and discusses the main conclusions of the book and how it provides insight into the contemporary policies and practices of fatherhood in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, ... More


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