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Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Michael Rush


Between ‘two worlds’ of father politics represents the USA and Sweden as two ends on an international continuum in ways of thinking about fatherhood. The ‘two worlds’ model locates the decline of patriarchal male-breadwinning fatherhood as a core concern of comparative welfare state and gender studies. It offers historical accounts of the development of ‘father-friendly’ parental leave policies in Sweden and child support enforcement policies in the USA. The book brings together, major debates from child development psychology, ethology, sociology, gender studies and comparative social policy. ... More

Keywords: Patriarchy, fatherhood, individualisation, welfare regimes, Nordic feminism, parental leave, child maintenance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091896
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Rush, author
University College Dublin