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A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States? – Care Work, Gender Equality and Welfare State Sustainability - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States?: Care Work, Gender Equality and Welfare State Sustainability

Lise Lotte Hansen, Hanne Marlene Dahl, and Laura Horn


This book considers the impact of neoliberal policies and ideology on the status of care work in Nordic countries. With new research perspectives and empirical analyses, the book assesses challenges for care work including technologies, management and policy-making. Arguing that there is a care crisis even in the supposedly feminist Nordic ‘nirvana’, the book explores understandings of the care crisis, the serious consequences for gender equality and the hitherto neglected effects on the long-term sustainability of the Nordic welfare states. This astute take on the Nordic welfare model provide ... More

Keywords: Nordic countries, care work, care crisis, gender equality, sustainability, Nordic welfare states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447361343
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447361343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lise Lotte Hansen, editor
Roskilde University

Hanne Marlene Dahl, editor
Roskilde University

Laura Horn, editor
Roskilde University

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