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The gendering of work and everyday life in the Swedish countryside

Granvik, Madeleine


The paper brings together the results of a number of research projects concerning women’s working conditions in sparsely populated areas of the Swedish countryside. The specific conditions regarding the job market in such areas can be linked to the issue of equality. Women are more likely than men to have part-time jobs as their main source of income. In the countryside the traditional ‘gender contract’ between a man and a woman is stronger than in the cities. Traditional patterns of gender roles and limited labour market opportunities are the main obstacles to the development of a more gender-equal countryside. This is best illustrated by the fact that, in general, the everyday lives of men and women differ when it comes to working life, taking care of their children and household, and indulging in leisure time activities. For many people, living in the countryside is also a lifestyle issue


countryside; everyday life; gender; lifestyle

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Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift / Norwegian Journal of Geography
2009, Volym: 63, nummer: 3, sidor: 215-217
Utgivare: Taylor and Francis

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    Gender Studies
    Agricultural Science

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