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Transforming Gender and Family Relations

How Active Labour Market Policies Shaped the Dual Earner Model

Åsa Lundqvist

This book is about how the activation of women into paid work was accomplished. It looks at the ideational grounds and the concrete measures that created the conditions for increasing the employment ratio of women, and thus also a farewell to male breadwinning.
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How Active Labour Market Policies Shaped the Dual Earner Model

Åsa Lundqvist

3.1 Percentage of economically active women aged 15–64 by marital status, 1930–60

3.2 Composition of the labour force 1970 and 1983

3.3 Number of women who self-identified in certain categories according to the 1975 Population and Housing Census

4.1 Number of persons in labour market training (excluding corporate training programmes) and relief works jobs (unemployed persons assigned), 1957–70

4.2 Number of persons in labour market training (excluding corporate training programmes) and relief works jobs (unemployed persons assigned), 1971–85

4.3 Average percentage of women in labour market training

5.1 Weekly plan for the ‘democratic family’

5.2 The organization of the AMS experiment, performed 3–15 October 1966

5.3 Contact values for various media

6.1 Women’s ‘employment status’ in 1965

6.2 Barriers facing women seeking paid work