Equal opportunities in transition?,

Author:

King, A. D., Barry, J. & Berg, E.

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Date:

2011

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Gender and Political Empowerment

Language:

English

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King, A. D., Barry, J. & Berg, E. (2011) Equal opportunities in transition?, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 30 Issue: 2, pp.86-104.

This paper considers neo-liberalisation and its impact on gender equity in Sweden. Using a quantitative self-reporting approach to attitudes relevant to the choices made by men and women, the study raises questions about gender-appropriate domestic responsibilities and equality of opportunity in a country that has been and continues to be regarded as one of the most gender-friendly in the world and likely to be resistant to the influence of neo-liberalism. The implications are explored, with the evidence indicating the presence of neo-liberalism co-existing, albeit perhaps uneasily, with traditions of equality of opportunity and attitudes to gender.