A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States? Care Work, Gender Equality and Welfare State Sustainability

Lise Lotte Hansen (Editor), Hanne Marlene Dahl (Editor), Laura Horn (Editor)

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In this insightful collection, academic experts consider the impact of neoliberal policies and ideology on the status of care work in Nordic countries. With new research perspectives and empirical analyses, it assesses challenges for care work including technologies, management and policy-making.
Arguing that there is a care crisis even in the supposedly feminist Nordic ‘nirvana’, this book explores understandings of the care crisis, the serious consequences for gender equality and the hitherto neglected effects on the long-term sustainability of the Nordic welfare states.
This astute take on the Nordic welfare model provides insights into what the Nordic experience can tell us about wider international issues in care.
Translated title of the contributionOmsorgskrise i de nordiske velfærdsstater?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages218
ISBN (Print)9781447361343
ISBN (Electronic)9781447361367
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesTransforming Care

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