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Från idé till politisk verklighet. Föräldrapolitiken i Sverige och Danmark


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Title: Från idé till politisk verklighet. Föräldrapolitiken i Sverige och Danmark
Other Titles: From idea to political reality. Parental politics in Sweden and Denmark
Authors: Cedstrand, Sofie
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2011
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Public Administration ; Förvaltningshögskolan
Date of Defence: 2011-10-21
Disputation: Klockan 10.15 i hörsal Dragonen
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Nordic welfare policy
parental leave
family policy
ideational analysis
historical institutionalism
gender role
institutional change
Sweden
Denmark
Abstract: The empirical aim of this thesis is to explain why Sweden and Denmark since 1974 has been pursuing divergent parental leave politics. When Sweden in 1974 replaced its maternity leave with a gender neutral parental leave it became the first country in the world to include fathers in this type of institution. In the thesis this change is seen as an example of institutional change, or a path break. On the contrary, path dependency has been prevailing in Denmark with refusals of proposals to inclu... more
ISBN: 978-91-89140-77-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/26882
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Förvaltningshögskolan
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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