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Department of Political Science

Welfare systems, gender, family and politics

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.

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Selected previous research projects: