Nordic Centre of Excellence:
Reassessing the Nordic
Bjørn Hvinden +4722541217
Viggo Nordvik +4722541269
Mi Ah Schøyen +4722541286
Call for papers
Deadline for abstract submission: November 2
Time: November 26 - 27, 2009
Venue: SFI (The Danish National Centre for Social Research), Herluf Trolles Gade 11, 1052 Copenhagen K
Within the framework of Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model, strand 2 investigates the impact of changes in family life as well as the interplay between family life and the welfare state.
In December 2007 and November 2008 family researchers from the Nordic countries have met in Copenhagen to present current research projects and research interests, and to exchange ideas about future possible themes relevant for exploring, analyzing and understanding the interplay between family life and the welfare state in the Nordic countries.
The aim of this third workshop in November 2009 is to continue the discussions and to investigate the possibilities for research exchange and collaboration around the issues of the strand. Participants are therefore invited to present their research interests and ongoing work within the field. Based on the inputs from the previous meetings some possible themes for the workshop could be:
Family formation - family dissolution
Family dissolution and children of divorce
Couple formation, marriage
Transition into parenthood
Organizing modern family life
Balancing working and family life
Paid and unpaid work
Gender equality and gender policies
Intergenerational ties, intergenerational mobility and social class
Immigrant families & transnational family relations
Spatial dimensions of family life
Children in families
Young children - parental leave and care
Children at risk - children in out of placement arrangements
Family Life from the Child perspective - Children’s place in the family
Child welfare, child wellbeing and child poverty
Family life, family types and the welfare state
Family politics; public discourses of the family
Welfare interventions in family life
Care systems and care concepts
Parental leave arrangements in the Nordic welfare systems
Work, care and citizenship
The workshop will take place November 26-27 at SFI (The Danish National Centre for Social Research), Herluf Trolles Gade 11 - DK-1052 Copenhagen K. Phone: +45-33480800. The workshop is organised by strand leader Mai Heide Ottosen, SFI. Travel and accommodation costs for participants are covered by REASSESS.
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an e-mail to Mai Heide Ottosen: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but not later than October 16. In order to facilitate the discussion in the workshop; please send an abstract for your workshop paper. Draft proposals of joint projects, collaboration and possible activities in the strand is also welcomed. Please send this information at the latest November 2, so it can be circulated between the participants before the workshop.
A detailed programme for the workshop will be distributed later.