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Title of document: The Swedish model of care for children and its impact on women
Name of author(s): Maria Jose Martinez Herrero
Name of publisher: Revista de Economía Crítica, nº 8, segundo semestre 2009, ISSN: 2013-5254
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Sweden's Welfare State is a direct result of its Family Policy, which promotes the
equal sharing between mothers and fathers of the responsibility and chores in the
upbringing of a child. This article looks into how the "Family Tools", in terms of equality,
affect the job situation: if it allows both men and women to assume the same family and
professional responsibilities because nowadays women have highly committed
themselves to the work market whereas men are not taking up their family duties.
Sweden ,as a pioneer country, believes that the male implication in the child upbringing
is essential in the pursuit for men-women equality and therefore supports a high quality
well developed Family Policy as the main possible way to achieve this.
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