Fraser’s care crisis theory meets the Nordic Welfare Societies

Lise Lotte Hansen, Margunn Bjørnholt, Laura Horn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


The aim of this chapter is to place Nancy Fraser’s care crisis concept in the Nordic welfare society context. Fraser has developed her discussion of the care crisis with a focus mainly on the Anglo-American model, that is, in societies very different from the Nordic welfare model regarding the organisation of reproductive work, gender equality policies and labour market regulation. In her broad framework, ‘crisis of care’ is ‘best interpreted as a more or less acute expression of the social-reproductive contradictions of financialised capitalism’ (Fraser, 2016: 99, emphasis added).
Translated title of the contributionKapitel 3. Frasers omsorgskrise teori møder de Nordiske velfærdssamfund
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States? : Care work, gender equality & sustainability
EditorsLise Lotte Hansen, Hanne Marlene Dahl, Laura Horn
Number of pages21
PublisherPolicy Press
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9781447361343
ISBN (Electronic)9781447361367
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Cite this