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Do Attitudes toward Gender Equality really Differ between Norway and Sweden?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Economics and Statistics.
Norwegian Social Research, Oslo.
2010 (English)In: Journal of European Social Policy, ISSN 0958-9287, E-ISSN 1461-7269, Vol. 20, no 2, 142-159 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using survey data from Norway and Sweden, we assess people’s attitudes toward gender equality. Previous studies argue that these attitudes are more egalitarian in Sweden than in Norway. Similar to previous research, we find that Swedes are more positive towards gender equality in general. However, we find no differences regarding views on egalitarian sharing of household responsibilities, and Norwegians are actually more supportive of government intervention to increase gender equality. This suggests that the lower support for gender equality in Norway is not as clear-cut as previously thought and that active state intervention to improve gender equality may be even more feasible in Norway than in Sweden.

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Sage Publications, 2010. Vol. 20, no 2, 142-159 p.
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attitudes, norms, gender equality, state intervention, household responsibilities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27012DOI: 10.1177/0958928709358790OAI: diva2:617206
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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