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

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

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

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 and care for their children. In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, as well as the UK and the US, demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in the Nordic setting through family and social policies, and how these contribute to shaping and influencing the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of ... Read more


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