Welfare state

Immigrants embrace the Norwegian father’s quota

17 August 2016
Men from Central and Southern Europe like the fact that the father’s quota is already negotiated and indisputable.

Helga Hernes - The mother of state feminism and gender quotas

10 December 2015
State feminism. Gender quotas. Women’s research. Nobody can say that political scientist and gender equality strategist Helga Hernes (77) hasn’t left any traces behind.

Happy despite work-family conflict

1 December 2010
Notwithstanding the welfare state, employed mothers in Scandinavia experience just as much conflict between work and family life as mothers in Southern Europe, but the Scandinavian mothers are happier.

Dreams of a welfare state

31 January 2012
Women in Southern Europe wish they could live under a Nordic-style welfare state so they could improve their lives as women. But the financial crisis has made their dreams less realistic than ever. This is according to John Eriksen, a researcher at the Norwegian Social Research Institute and the co-editor of a new book on women’s lives in Europe.

Gender equality politics cause problems when minority families meet the Child Welfare Services

1 May 2014
Parents with minority background are perceived as second-rate parents compared to the Child Welfare Service's ideals regarding Norwegian gender equality.

Why Norwegian birth rates are higher than in the rest of Europe

13 November 2014
The Norwegian birth rate is higher than in the rest of Europe not only because they put their faith in the welfare state. They can’t imagine a good life without children.

The Child Welfare Service prefers mum to dad

18 March 2015
If mummy is an addict or suffers from psychological dysfunctions, the Norwegian Child Welfare Service takes extensive measures. If daddy has similar problems, he is asked to leave his family.

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