Welfare states interact with gender and family structures in various ways. In the Nordic context, the state involvement in especially child- and elderly-care structure gender relations, family relations and labour market relations. The Nordic welfare state has both described as “women friendly” and as a hindrance for gender equality. The CCWS is strongly engaged in this national and international research field.
Current research projects:
- Efter stemmeretten: Køn, demokrati og velfærd 1915-2015
- GRIP: Det danske ligestillingspolitiske regime: kontinuitet og brud
- Leave for parents in the Nordic countries: Politics, policies and practices
- Facing the contrasting challenges of ageing: Maximising paid employment and informal care in a changing society
- FLOWS: Impact of local welfare systems on female labour force participation and social cohesion
Selected previous research projects: