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Politicising parenthood in ScandinaviaGender relations in welfare states$
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Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346452

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.001.0001

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Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s

Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s

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(p.170) (p.171) Eight Woman-friendliness and economic depression: Finland and Sweden in the 1990s
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Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia
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Heikki Hiilamo

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0008

This chapter uses the economic recession and recovery as a strategic case for studying the sustainability of the gender equality ambition of Finland and Sweden. The analysis presented in this chapter is focused on the implications of family and parenthood policy reform, in terms of economic gender equality of the implication for women's economic autonomy. It also deals with the policy developments during the 1990s, and considers changes in the allocation of income transfers.

Keywords:   economic recession, economic recovery, sustainability, economic gender equality, economic autonomy, income transfers

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