Course syllabus

Welcome to The Swedish Model and Equality: Family Policy and Gender Relations, Spring 2020!

Sweden has experienced rapid economic, demographic and social change during the twentieth century. One aspect of this is a decisive development towards higher rates of
female labour force participation during the second half of the century, especially among mothers with small children. Another aspect is the strong expansion in providing
public day care of pre-school children. A third is a development of policies aiming at gender equality and the joint care responsibilities between women and but in families.
This development has caused international attention and developed into a part of the Swedish identity.

Because of the spread of COVID-19, all education at the University of Gothenburg will switch to distance education without physical meetings. Hence all education on this course will be digital and you will be able to complete the course without having to visit the premises of the School of Business, economics and Law.

The introductory lecture on 31th of March at 13:00 will be held online, with the e-meeting tool Zoom. Before that you will receive a message with a link that you can easily use on your computer to connect to the introduction (which will serve as a video conference). Familiarize yourself with the tool and install the necessary software before the introductory meeting! At the introduction, the course coordinator will talk about course content and arrangements, and answer questions







Course Coordinator: Ann Ighe

Information about your Exchange Studies and contact details to the International Office.

Petri Ruotsalainen
NOTE: For questions regarding registration, certificates, housing, or similar, please contact the International Office on

Study Counselor:
Tanja Feltsen 


Course summary:

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