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

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


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ISBN-13: 9781447310488
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Guðný Björk Eydal is professor of social work at the University of Iceland. Tine Rostgaard is professor of political science at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors

1. One: Introduction
Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

Theme 1: Fathers, families and family policies
2. Fathering: the influence of ideational factors for male fertility behaviour
Tine Rostgaard and Rasmus Juul Møberg

3. Nordic family law: new framework - new fatherhoods
Hrefna Friðriksdóttir

4. Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries
Mia Hakovirta, Anita Haataja, Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

Theme 2: Fathers in everyday life - culture, work and care
5. Time use of Finnish fathers - do institutions matter?
Minna Ylikännö, Hannu Pääkkönen and Mia Hakovirta

6. Parental leave and classed fathering practices in Norway
Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande

7. Negotiating leave in the workplace: leave practices and masculinity constructions among Danish fathers
Lotte Bloksgaard

8. Gender regime, attitudes towards childcare and actual involvement in childcare among fathers
Mikael Nordenmark

Theme 3: Constructing fatherhood in different family settings
9. Fathering as a learning process: breaking new ground in familiar territory
Steen Baagøe Nielsen and Allan Westerling

10. Minority ethnic men and fatherhood in a Danish context
Anika Liversage

11. Making space for fatherhood in gay men’s lives in Norway
Arnfinn J. Andersen

12.  The long-term impacts of early paternal involvement in childcare in Denmark: what happens after nuclear family dissolution
Mai Heide Ottosen

Theme 4: Caring fathers and paid parental leave policies
13. The coming and going of the father’s quota in Denmark: consequences for fathers’ parental leave take-up
Tine Rostgaard and Mette Lausten

14. Policy goals and obstacles for fathers’ parental leave in Finland
Minna Salmi and Johanna Lammi-Taskula

15. Caring fathers and parental leave in prosperous times and times of crisis: the case of Iceland
Guðný Björk Eydal and Ingólfur V. Gíslason

16. Parental leave use for different fathers: a study of the impact of three Swedish parental leave reforms
Ann-Zofie Duvander and Mats Johansson

Theme 5: International reflections on findings
17. Parental leave and fathers: extending and deepening the knowledge base
Janet Gornick

18. Nordic fathers: tracking diversity and complexity
Margaret O’Brien

Conclusions: ‘What is constructed can be transformed’
Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard


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