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The Ultimate Balancing Act: Work and family in the Nordic region
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2016 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Nordic approaches to ensure gender equality in the labour market are garnering more and more interest the world over. This think-piece, written by Iselin Løvslett Danbolt, reviews and discusses Nordic approaches to facilitate the often elusive work-family balance. Investments made in care and leave schemes for parents and their children have led to high labour forces participation rates for both women and men, while also ensuring a more equal balance of responsibilities, at work and at home. However, the Nordic labour markets continue to be sex-segregated, with a persistent gender pay gap.

This think-piece raises key points for discussion on gender equality in the Nordic region, giving input into ongoing Nordic cooperation and the International Labour Organization’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

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Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2016. , 31 p.
ANP, 2016:780
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Social Sciences
Research subject
The Nordic Welfare Model; Research; Statistics; Business; Employment; Labour and employment; Welfare; Gender equality; Labour law; Human Rights; European Union
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4671DOI: 10.6027/ANP2016-780ISBN: 978-92-893-4752-5ISBN: 978-92-893-4753-2OAI: diva2:1045569
Available from: 2016-11-10 Created: 2016-11-10 Last updated: 2016-11-14

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