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Title Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia : the limits of political ambition? / edited by Kari Melby, Anna-Birte Ravn and Christina Carlsson Wetterberg.
Imprint Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2008.

Subject Family policy -- Scandinavia.
Gender mainstreaming -- Scandinavia.
Equality -- Scandinavia.
Sex discrimination -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavia -- Social policy.
Alt Name Melby, Kari.
Ravn, Anna-Birte.
Wetterberg, Christina Carlsson, 1950-
Description 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Nordic model of gender equality? : introduction / Kari Melby, Anna-Birte Ravn, and Christina Carlsson Wetterberg -- Woman-friendly policy paradoxes? : childcare policies and gender equality visions in Scandinavia / Anette Borchorst -- The claim of economic citizenship : the concept of equality in a historical context / Christina Carlsson Wetterberg and Kari Melby -- Married women's right to pay taxes : debates on gender, economic citizenship, and tax law reform in Denmark, 1945-83 / Anna-Birte Ravn -- Family policy between science and politics / Asa Lundqvist -- Academic discourse, social policy, and the construction of new families / Christine Roman -- The 'new father' : gender equality as discursive resource for family policies / Trine Annfelt -- From powerful to powerless fathers : gender equality in Danish family policies on parenthood / Charlotte Andersen and Anna-Birte Ravn -- Dilemmas on citizenship : tensions between gender equality and cultural diversity in the Danish welfare state / Birte Siim -- Women friendly? : understanding gendered racism in Sweden / Diana Mulinari -- Young women's attitudes towards feminism and gender equality / Ann-Dorte Christensen -- A Scandinavian feminist public sphere : discourses on feminism and gender equality / Christina Fiig -- Gender, citizenship, and social justice in the Nordic welfare states : a view from the outside / Ruth Lister -- Future research on gender equality in the Scandinavian countries / Keith Pringle.
Summary "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, historically and today. The book focuses on three Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden - and explores the policy reforms that have occurred relating to family and care. Beginning with the radical marriage reform carried through in all the three countries in the early decades of the 20th century, the book progresses to explore contemporary challenges to the traditional model of equality, including equal rights for fathers, multiculturalism and a critical young generation. The book focuses on differences as well as similarities between the countries and discusses the relevance of talking about a Nordic model. Stressing the importance of viewing the concept of equality in its historical context, the book critically investigates and discusses the Scandinavian 'success story' portrayed in normative political theory and presents an historical analysis of the development of gendered citizenship rights. It will be a valuable collection for researchers, lecturers and graduate students who work with historical and contemporary studies on welfare state and gender models from different disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847423412 (electronic bk.)
1847423418 (electronic bk.)
9781847420664 (hbk.)
1847420664 (hbk.)
OCLC # 519416433
Additional Format Print version: Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia. Bristol, UK : Policy, 2008 9781847420664 (DLC) 2008411212 (OCoLC)183149114

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