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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


Changing social inequality and the Nordic welfare model

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter describes why and how the Nordic welfare model is interesting in the current era of reforming labour markets and social protection policies. The basic characteristics of the ... More


Ideas Matter, But Institutions Matter More

Marjo Koivisto

in Normative State Power in International Relations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652792
eISBN:
9780191745270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652792.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many analysts of Scandinavian political economy concluded during the early 1990s economic downturn in Northern Europe that the Nordic model had become unsustainable. The scholarly debate about the ... More


Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Changing social equality through state policies was perhaps the greatest legacy of the twentieth century. The Nordic countries in particular have been able to raise living standards and curb ... 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


Eroding minimum income protection in the Nordic countries? Reassessing the Nordic model of social assistance

Susan Kuivalainen and Kenneth Nelson

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares trends in the means-tested minimum income schemes in the four Nordic countries with those in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK over two decades. The chapter challenges the ... More


The Nordic Social Models in Turbulent Times: Consolidation and Flexible Adaptation

Jon Erik Dolvik, Jorgen Goul Andersen, and Juhana Vartiainen

in European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717966
eISBN:
9780191787423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717966.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

After deep crises in the 1990s, the Nordic countries adjusted their models and recovered swiftly. They also weathered the Great Recession quite well. Both crises emanated from financial and economic ... More


The Nordic Welfare Model in Norway and Scotland

Mary Hilson and Andrew G. Newby

in Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696208
eISBN:
9781474412506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696208.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The idea of the Nordic model has been discussed as part of debates on Scottish independence for over four decades and featured prominently in the 2014 independence campaign. This chapter examines the ... More


Normative State Power in International Relations

Marjo Koivisto

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652792
eISBN:
9780191745270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While the relationship between norms and the state is an omnipresent research theme in International Relations (IR), variants of international theory from classical liberalism to recent ... More


Nordic responses to rising inequalities: still pursuing a distinct path or joining the rest?

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjørn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Whether the Nordic countries have stemmed the international tide of inequality better, worse or merely different from other Western countries is the question addressed in this final chapter. Applying ... More


Nordic fertility patterns: compatible with gender equality?1

Marit Rønsen and Kari Skrede

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the connection between the policies of parenthood and fertility levels. It argues that the role of family policies in maintaining high fertility levels is often overstated. It ... More


Gender, citizenship and social justice in the Nordic welfare states: a view from the outside1

Ruth Lister

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/9781847424655.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides an outsider's assessment of the political ambition represented by the Nordic welfare-state model from a gender perspective. The Nordic countries lead the world and they hold 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


Epilogue: on developing empowering child welfare systems and the welfare research needed to create them

Keith Pringle

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews what is believed as the major future challenges facing research, policy and practice in the field of child and family social work, not only in the Nordic countries but also ... More


Is immigration challenging the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model?

Christer Gerdes and Eskil Wadensjö

in Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between immigration and the economic sustainability of the Nordic welfare model. After describing the different waves of immigration into the Nordic countries, ... More


Good Governance Gone Bad: Overshooting in Nordic Europe

Darius Ornston

in Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter resolves the “Nordic paradox” by turning to the literature on small states. It begins with the unusually cohesive and encompassing social networks that characterize the Nordic states and ... More


The Nordic Paradox

Darius Ornston

in Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the “Nordic paradox,” asking why countries that are so economically successfully make such poor policy choices and suffer such devastating economic crises, including the ... More


Iceland: from reluctance to fast-track engineering

Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir and Gyda Margrét Pétursdóttir

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Parental leave in Iceland has been developing since the Second World War. Until recently, it was a highly complex system that distinguished between different groups of women and men, with various ... More


Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Darius Ornston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The small, open economies of Nordic Europe are hailed as paragons of good governance, adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition. But they have ... More


Reproducing Social Equality across the Generations: The Nordic Model of High Participation Higher Education in Finland

Jussi Välimaa and Reetta Muhonen

in High Participation Systems of Higher Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828877
eISBN:
9780191867347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828877.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter provides a detailed and extensive assessment of Finland’s high participation system (HPS) of higher education, in a historical perspective and with focus on Finland’s core values of ... More


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