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En studie av Föreningen Värmlands Arbetarkvinnors Semesterhem för husmödrar; exemplet Frykenstrands semesterhem 1943-1974: Hur omsattes statens visioner i praktiken?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A study of union women who created vacation homes for house wives; an example of the vacation home Frykenstrand 1943-1974 : How did the State´s visions get put into practice? (English)
Abstract [en]

Sweden had in the early 1930's the lowest birth rate in the world. Population Commission which was established in 1935 concluded that one of the biggest social problems was the working women’s heavy workload. To deal with the low birth rate reforms and programs were founded both in order to help the women but also in order to support the inadequate motherhood. Government grants were set up to start the so-called vacation home for housewives where the government’s visions of the vacation homes were active rest and recreation.

     Based on the Leisure Inquiry report regarding vacation homes for housewives - the purpose of this paper is to examine how the government visions regarding vacation homes for housewives were practiced and how the future of prevailing gender contract affected the holiday home. What activities and what form of education occurred on the vacation home Frykenstrand? Who visited the vacation home and how was Frykenstrand affected by egalitarianism and the state's growing need for labor?

     Archive material from the Association of Värmland working women vacation homes have been used for the essay. According to the issues of this essay, the vacation home Frykenstrand is described through text analysis and quantitative method based on protocols, applications, guest books and correspondence. The state’s visions with the vacation homes are based upon the Leisure Inquiry report.

     The survey shows that the state's visions regarding giving women rest and recovery were met. The intentions regarding education and training cannot be considered to be met on the vacation home Frykenstrand, nor was the vacation home used by women who might have helped increasing the birth rate. The vacation home was abolished probably affected by the gender contract when more women started work and received a statutory vacation.

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2014. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Vacation home, non-profit organizations, housewives, gender, women history
Keyword [sv]
Semesterhem, ideella föreningar, husmödrar, genuskontrakt, kvinnohistoria
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35873OAI: diva2:806083
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