Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice

by Guðný Björk Eydal, Tine Rostgaard

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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 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 fatherhoods. This comprehensive volume will have wide international appeal for those who look to Nordic countries and their success in creating gender equal societies.

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ISBN-13: 9781447321149
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication date: 01/13/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Dr. Guðný Björk Eydal is Professor of Social Work at the University of Iceland. She has conducted comparative research for decades, publishing extensively on child, care and family policies. Dr. Tine Rostgaard is a Professor at Department of Political Science, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her work focuses on comparative research in care policies and practices for children and elderly.

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