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Ongoing project

Men’s breadwinner role – the blind spot of gender equality?

Project period October 2021 - December 2021
Project nr. 10615
Project leader Ragni Hege Kitterød

Industrial society's male breadwinner model has declined. Women have entered the labour market and men participate more in unpaid family work. However, there are still significant gender differences in the labour market and the family.

It is widely agreed that an enhanced family role for men is an important precondition for increased gender equality, but men's traditional role as financial providers has been less discussed in the gender equality debate.

This project will result in a report that outlines changes in men’s provider role and its significance today, based on existing research (mainly from Norway).


Anne Lise Ellingsæter Ph.d. Professor 22855360 Send e-mail
Ragni Hege Kitterød Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 950 50 375 Send e-mail
Mari Teigen Dr. polit. Research professor, Director CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality +47 482 07 137 Send e-mail
Tags: Working Life, Welfare, Gender Equality
Published Oct. 15, 2021 9:49 AM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2021 9:56 AM