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New Theoretical Perspectives on the Nordic Model of Work-Family Reconciliations

Project period 2013 - 2016
Project employer The Research Council of Norway
Project nr. 412.074
Project leader Elin Kvande (NTNU)

This is a joint project between the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Institute for Social Research. The project is motivated by the Sociology evaluation panel (2010) who points out that research in he interface between organization and work, the welfare state and family, gender and sexuality constitutes some of the most important areas in Norwegian sociology; that it contributes to the international sociological research community; and that there is potential for further theorizing in line with the international interest in the Nordic model. The evaluation of NFR's program on Work life research (2009) gave both institutions (represented by this research team) favorable assessments and characterized them as being in the international research front.

On the one hand Nordic work-family policy is internationally understood as a modern-day utopia accommodating the needs of parental care giving and market work according to egalitarian ideals. On the other hand the success of the Nordic model of work-family reconciliation is rated as "half-full".

Structures and cultures continue to shape gendered agencies in ways that undermine gender equality in both private and public spheres. The project team will work with outstanding international scholars in the field aspiring to develop new understanding of the Nordic situation. Relevant theories are the cultural perspective, which sees the work/life balance as a question of everyday practical morality, and the institutional perspective where the organization between the state, market and family are in focus.

The study will be based on three ongoing empirical studies conducted by the research team:

  1. The flexibility of the father's quota in a multicultural Norwegian society.

  2. Is family-friendliness enough?

  3. The Norwegian model in international companies located in Norway.

The projects focuses on different levels of analysis. Together they will constitute the empirical basis for theorizing and international publication.

Participants

Sigtona Halrynjo PhD Senior Resarch Fellow +47 481 21 698 Send e-mail

Publications

  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2018). Masculinity and Fathering Alone during Parental Leave. Men and Masculinities. 21(1), p. 72–90. doi: 10.1177/1097184X16652659.
  • Brandth, Berit (2017). The co-location of home and work in two generations of farmers: what effects on fathering practices? Families, Relationships and Societies. 6(3), p. 341–356. doi: 10.1332/204674315X14418885448328.
  • Heggem, Gunhild Foss & Kvande, Elin (2017). Nordic work-family regulations exported to a liberal context. In Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. p. 156–171. doi: 10.4324/9781315716794-10.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2017). Fathers integrating work and childcare: reconciling the logics? In Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. p. 70–86. doi: 10.4324/9781315716794-5.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2017). Fathers on Leave Alone in Norway: Changees and Continuities. In O'Brien, Margaret & Wall, Karin (Ed.), Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality. Springer Publishing Company. p. 29–45. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42970-0.
  • Kvande, Elin; Brandth, Berit & Halrynjo, Sigtona (2017). Integrating work and family : changing institutions and competing logics. In Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. p. 1–16. doi: 10.4324/9781315716794-1.
  • Smeby, Kristine Warhuus (2017). When work meets childcare: the competing logics of mothering and gender equality. In Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. p. 89–104. doi: 10.4324/9781315716794-6.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2016). Les pères congé parental en Norwège. Changements et continuités. Politiques sociales et familiales. 122, p. 11–18.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2016). Individualized,non-transferable parental leave for European fathers. Migrant perspectives. Community, Work and Family. 20(1), p. 19–34. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2016.1270258.
  • Ingstad, Kari & Kvande, Elin (2016). Karrieremønster. In Ingstad, Kari (Eds.), Turnus som fremmer heltidskultur. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 57–69.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2016). Fedrekvoten som en del av likestillingspolitikken: Er jobben gjort? In Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (Ed.), Ulik likestilling i arbeidslivet. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 80–99.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (2016). Ulik likestilling i arbeidslivet. In Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (Ed.), Ulik likestilling i arbeidslivet. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 13–36.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (2016). Likestilling i framtidas arbeidsliv? In Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (Ed.), Ulik likestilling i arbeidslivet. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 299–309. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kvande, Elin & Heggem, Gunhild Foss (2015). Den norske modellen i New York. In Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. p. 123–143.
  • Børve, Hege & Kvande, Elin (2015). Den nordiske modellen i et internasjonalt selskap i Norge. In Alsos, Gry Agnete; Bjørkhaug, Hilde; Bolsø, Agnes & Ljunggren, Elisabet (Ed.), Kjønn og næringsliv i Norge. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. p. 195–210.
  • Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (2015). Internasjonalisering og den norske modellen. In Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. p. 13–33.
  • Bungum, Brita & Kvande, Elin (2015). Historien om kontantstøtten. In Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. p. 175–191.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2015). Fathers and flexible parental leave. Work, Employment and Society. 30(2), p. 275–290. doi: 10.1177/0950017015590749.
  • Børve, Hege & Kvande, Elin (2015). Internasjonalisering av arbeidslivet- norske spilleregler under press. In Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. p. 105–122.
  • Eydal, Gudny Björk; Gislason, Ingolfur V.; Rostgaard, Tine; Brandth, Berit; Duvander, Ann-Zofie & Lammi-Taskula, Johanna (2015). Trends in parental leave in the Nordic countries: Has the forward march of gender equality halted? Community, Work and Family. 18(2), p. 167–181. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2014.1002754.
  • Børve, Hege & Kvande, Elin (2015). The Nordic model in a global company situated in Norway. In Elg, Mattias; Ellström, Per-Erik; Klofsten, Magnus & Tillmar, Malin (Ed.), Sustainable Development in Organizations. Studies on Innovative Practices. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 240–261. doi: 10.4337/9781784716899.00019.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2015). Parental leave and classed fathering practices in Norway. In Eydal, Gudny Björk & Rostgaard, Tine (Ed.), Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States. Policy Press. p. 121–140. doi: 10.2307/j.ctt1t894gw.11.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Lyng, Selma Therese (2013). Fedrepermisjon i karriereyrker. In Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. p. 222–237.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2013). Fedrekvotens valgfrihet og fleksibilitet. In Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. p. 134–149.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2013). "Haha, skal du ta maternita?" Fedre mellom to velferdsstatsregimer. In Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. p. 74–90.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2013). Innledning - Velferdsstatens fedrepolitikk. In Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (Ed.), Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. p. 13–28.

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  • Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kvande, Elin (2017). Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. 211 p.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Teigen, Mari (2016). Ulik likestilling i arbeidslivet. Gyldendal Akademisk. 341 p.
  • Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla & Kvande, Elin (2015). Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. 326 p.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2013). Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. 272 p.

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  • Kvande, Elin (2016). Den norske modellen. Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering.
  • Kvande, Elin (2016). Kan den norske modellen overleve ? [Newspaper]. https://soundcloud.com/uas-podcast/podcast-om-den-norske-mod.
  • Kvande, Elin (2016). Home Alone Fathers. The case of Norway.
  • Kvande, Elin (2016). Exporting Nordic Work-Family Policies to New York. Comparing Institutional and Organizational Practices in Reconciling Work and Family.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2016). Fatherhood, motherhood and the logic of career in a family friendly welfare state.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2016). Work-family dynamics and the logics of competition, care and regulation.
  • Kvande, Elin (2016). Mens Roles in Labour Market and Family-Work balance: Results and Recommendations.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2016). Mødre kjenner på dårlig samvittighet hvis de ikke får til å hente barna. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten, SIGTONA HALRYNJO.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Kitterød, Ragni Hege (2016). Større kvote til far. [Newspaper]. Dagsavisen.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2016). Vi kan gjere noe med tidsklemma. [Newspaper]. Dagbladet.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). Career logic, family-friendly opportunities and Gender Differences in Family-life among Norwegian Top-managers.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Samuelsen, Tanya Marie (2015). Er det kvinnenes skyld? Dagens næringsliv.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). The Nordic model meets the US liberal model-A Norwegian Company in New York.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Between familization and individualization-European fathers encountering "The father-friendly welfare state".
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). European fathers and individualized parental leave.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Kvoten (nesten) alle elsker. Adresseavisen.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2015). Jobben sluker pappapermen. Adresseavisen. p. 20–21.
  • Brandth, Berit (2015). Parental leave and classed fathering practices in Norway.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Norsk modell som sosial innovasjon.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Presentasjon av boka "Den norske modellen. Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering".
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Interactions between Organizational Behavior and Fathers' Quota.
  • Kvande, Elin (2015). Statsfeminisme,ja takk!
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). Fathers' Career and Parental Leave in Norwegian Elite Professions.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). Kjønn, karriere og familieliv i møte med konkurranselogikkens spilleregler.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). Kvinner begynner å jobbe i det offentlige når de får barn. [Internet]. Forskning.no.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). Exploring the Career Logic and fathers’ parental leave within the Nordic Model.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2015). To motstridende trender innen likestilling. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Kvotering som eksportartikkel. Adresseavisen.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Kvotering som eksportartikkel. www.adressa.no.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Kvotering som eksportartikkel. Gemini.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Innvandrerfedre:- Fedrekvote er et gode. [Internet]. Gemini.no.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Kontantstøtte versus Arbeidslinja.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Tar ut stadig mer pappaperm. Budstikka. p. 4–5.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Den farsvennlige velferdsstaten, perspektiv på utvikling i Norge.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2014). Fathers between two care regimes.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Twenty years with the Norwegian Father's Quota. Keynote.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2014). Fathering alone.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Fatherhood in the Norwegian context.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Farsdiskriminering, DN.no. Dagensnæringsliv.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Farsdiskriminering. Dagens næringsliv. p. 30–31.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). What is the case for Paid Parental Leave?
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). The Nordic modell in New York. Work-family reconciliations and gender Equality in the Intersections between State, Market and the Family.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Impacts and changes in the Norwegian father's quota.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2014). Fathers between two care regimes. Immigrant fathers encountering the Nordic Model.
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2014). Constructing male employees as fathers through parental leave regulations.
  • Brandth, Berit (2014). Småbarnsfedre jobber stadig mindre. [Newspaper]. Dagsavisen.
  • Brandth, Berit (2014). Frykter effektene av redusert pappaperm. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Kvande, Elin (2014). Effectiveness of quotas in parental leave schemes and Boards.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2014). Arbeidsliv og familieliv - Klassedelt og kjønnsdelt. In Reisel , Liza & Teigen, Mari (Ed.), Kjønnsdeling og etniske skiller på arbeidsmarkedet. Gyldendal Akademisk. p. 186–202.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Lyng, Selma Therese (2014). Fathers' quota and career in Norwegian elite professions.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona (2014). Exploring the Career Logic within the Nordic Model.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). The Nordic model in a global company situated in Norway. Challenging institutional orders?
  • Brandth, Berit & Kvande, Elin (2013). Choice and flexibility of the father's quota.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). The Norwegian Father's Quota: 20 Years.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Lyng, Selma Therese (2013). Pappaperm eller karriere? Dagens næringsliv.
  • Halrynjo, Sigtona & Lyng, Selma Therese (2013). Paternity leave in Norwegian elite professions.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Keynote: New Forms of Organization-Changing World of Work-The Nordic Model uner Pressure?
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Fathers at the workplace.
  • Brandth, Berit (2013). Danske menn permisjonstapere. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Brandth, Berit & Bungum, Brita (2013). Styrker far-barn-forholdet. Dagbladet.
  • Kvande, Elin & Heggem, Gunhild Foss, (2013). Den norske modellen i New York.
  • Kvande, Elin & Brandth, Berit (2013). En fleksibel fedrekvote for arbeidslivet?
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Fedre bruker mer tid på familien enn de gjorde for til år siden. [Newspaper]. Demokraten.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Fedre bruker mer tid på familien. [Newspaper]. Oppland Arbeiderblad.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Frykter at fedrekvoten vil forsvinne. [Internet]. Fagbladet.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Mener far taper omsorgskampen. [Internet]. Barnehage.no.
  • Brandth, Berit (2013). Tar pappapermen utenlands. [Newspaper]. VG.
  • Brandth, Berit (2013). Hindrar likestilling. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Kvande, Elin (2013). Arbeidsgivere bør tilby mindre deltid. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Brandth, Berit (2013). NHO slaktar avtale - Tøyeleg unntaksordning vil svekka fedrekvoten. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.

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