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Construction(s) of Swedish Family Policy, 1930-2000

Lundqvist, Åsa LU and Roman, Christine (2008) In Journal of Family History 33(2). p.216-236
Abstract
Family politics has been important in the development of the Swedish ‘women-friendly’ and weak breadwinner welfare state. This article analyses the development of Swedish family politics during the last century by taking as its point of departure the amalgamation of political ambitions, social reforms, and ideas put forward by experts in government commissions. Results suggest that the social sciences played an important role in the making and shaping of Swedish family policy, i.e., that they functioned as ‘bridge discourses’ mediating between the welfare state and social movements that challenged established boundaries between the private and the public sphere.
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family, social sciences, governmental commissions, social- and family policy, Welfare state
in
Journal of Family History
volume
33
issue
2
pages
216 - 236
publisher
SAGE Publications
external identifiers
  • WOS:000254080600006
  • Scopus:40449125636
ISSN
1552-5473
DOI
10.1177/0363199007313616
project
Den moderna familjen och individualiseringsprocessen. Konstruktion och förändring av det svenska familjebegreppet, 1930-2000
language
English
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yes
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043229b5-b0f2-4d22-9fd5-94937b0409c8 (old id 937067)
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2008-01-25 13:53:36
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  number       = {2},
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  series       = {Journal of Family History},
  title        = {Construction(s) of Swedish Family Policy, 1930-2000},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363199007313616},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2008},
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