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A care-crisis in the women-friendly welfare states?

The interest of the network was to discuss the status of care work in the Nordic welfare states in the light of the neo-liberal turn in politics, and moreover, what this means for gender equality.

The discussion developed around the question if we can speak about a care crisis in the Nordic welfare states, and if so what are the characteristics of this crisis and the major areas of concern in regard to gender equality and welfare state sustainability.

The network organized a summer school for Nordic and international students and a dissemination conference for policy- and decision makers. The network cooperation also resulted in an edited book “A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare States?: Care Work, Gender Equality and Welfare State Sustainability

Updated 19 May 2022