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March 9: Learn from the Swedes how to integrate work and family

IUPUI sociologist Linda Haas reports on “Integrating work and family: Social policy, corporate culture, and fatherhood in Sweden” as part of IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series

When: Friday March 9 4:30 PM
Where: IUPUI Cavanaugh Hall 508
Sweden is well-known for policies that promote work-family integration and gender equality. One example is government-mandated paid parental leave for fathers and mothers designed to promote a dual-breadwinner model and shared parenting. The purpose of this talk to discuss the extent to which Swedish companies are becoming more or less responsive to fathers’ interest in participation in parental leave and reasons for these trends.

Important topic, the US can surely learn something from the Swedes.

Linda Haas is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where she teaches ourses on gender, family policy, and families and work. Her research interests focus on the links between gender, families, work, and social policy in post-industrialized societies. Her publications include several articles in various academic journals, chapters in 14 books, and the books Equal Parenthood and Social Policy and Organizational Change and Gender Equity (with P. Hwang and G. Russell). You should read one of the most touching tributes I have seen here.

For more information Contact: Annette Hill, 317-278-1839
If this event sounds interesting, you should check out a view of parenting in America on February 16. Prof. Haas's discussion ought to push toward a more concrete consideration of abstract issues of capitalism and the common good raised at Butler February 27.

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