Barsel til mænd - Et studie af barselsfordelingen i Danmark: Maternity leave for men - A study of maternity leave in Denmark

Stine Arnbjerg, Amanda Nielsen, Sofie Fuglsang, Katariina Sævild & Louise Kildahl

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates how men and women are sharing the parental leave, based on our informers’ statements throughout the interviews. We have a hypothesis that there exists some gendered discourses and norms which the society contributes to construct and reproduce. The foundation of our analysis and discussion will be based on our primary qualitative data which consist of three interviews. Our theoretical point is based on Judith Butler and R. W. Connell. The key is to illustrate how our informants express themselves about these gender understandings. Throughout the analysis we have determined that the informants expressed that there exist some gender norms, where women have the primary caring role for the child and the overall responsibility for the practical tasks at home. Furthermore we can conclude that the economy and the workplace have a major influence on the parental leave. The structures which includes parental leave is characterized by a gendered discourse where women often have better conditions for parental leave compared to men. These structures are challenged by subordinates’ discourses, which makes parental leave to be more socially accepted for men.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2015
VejledereMarie Benkert Holtet


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