Gender Equality and Nordic Welfare Societies

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Is the Nordic welfare model gender equal or not? What kind of new challenges do the changes in the Nordic welfare policies and operating environment cause from the gender equality perspective? This essay aims to answer those questions, and provides an analysis of the current strengths, weaknesses and challenges that Nordic societies face in realizing gender equality. The essay is based on recent Nordic literature on gender equality and welfare society (see Appendix 1) and the analysis draws also on interviews with a few researchers and other experts (see Appendix 2). The essay is produced within the framework of the Nordic priority project “Norden 2020” - An Open and Innovative Nordic Region with Healthy People in 2020 - Equal Opportunities for Welfare, Culture, Education and Work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


  • 514,1 Sociology


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