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Social work and child welfare politicsThrough Nordic lenses$
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Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424068

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001

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Nordic family policies: constructing contexts for social work with families

Nordic family policies: constructing contexts for social work with families

(p.10) (p.11) two Nordic family policies: constructing contexts for social work with families
Social work and child welfare politics

Guðný Björk Eydal

Teppo Kröger

Policy Press

This chapter first discusses the development and main features of Nordic family laws. An overview of family structures and of the economic labour market and social conditions of families with children in the five Nordic countries is also provided. It is shown that family structures have experienced significant changes in the Nordic countries during the last few decades. A profile of the main outlines of family policies in these countries is presented, covering social security and childcare policies. The chapter finally offers a discussion about the basic situation of Nordic families with children, taking the existence of rather developed family policies into account, focusing on the similarities and dissimilarities between the five countries. It can be stated that the main features of family structures, family legislation and family policy are relatively similar in the five Nordic countries and, thus, they provide a largely uniform context for social work with families.

Keywords:   Nordic family laws, family structures, economic labour market, children, social security, childcare policies, family legislation, social work

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