Recent publications

NIKK produces reports that analyse various issues from a comparative Nordic perspective in the areas of gender and gender equality research, policy making and practice. The reports are listed here:

Fact sheet: Subsidised childcare for all

Fact sheet: Subsidised childcare for all

2018 | The introduction of quality, affordable childcare is a key reason so many women are in paid employment in the Nordic countries. A distinctive ...
Fact sheet: Leadership and equal opportunities at work

Fact sheet: Leadership and equal opportunities at work

2018 | Equal opportunities in the workplace have been high on the Nordic political agenda since the 1970s. Many initiatives have been launched to ensure ...
Fact sheet: Flexible work arrangements

Fact sheet: Flexible work arrangements

2018 | Flexible work arrangements enable parents to successfully combine work and family life. The Nordic countries have a strong tradition of collective bargaining, which ...
Fact sheet: Shared and paid parental leave

Fact sheet: Shared and paid parental leave

2018 | Both mothers and fathers are entitled to paid parental leave in the Nordic countries. In order to promote and facilitate gender equality at ...
Fact sheet: Who is working and when?

Fact sheet: Who is working and when?

2018 | In the Nordic countries, part-time work is much more common among women than men. This affects both the gender equality in the labour ...
Fact sheet: Parenthood, Violence Prevention and Masculinity Norms

Fact sheet: Parenthood, Violence Prevention and Masculinity Norms

2018 | In order to achieve gender equality, men need to get involved in the efforts and masculinity norms need to be challenged. The policy ...
Review of what does the law say about #metoo

Review of what does the law say about #metoo

2018 | Review of Nordic Laws against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace In all Nordic countries, employers are required to prevent and respond appropriately to sexual harassment ...
The NIKK-map

The NIKK-map

2018 | A map regarding gender equality in the Nordic countries This map of gender equality in the Nordic countries visualize the years, actors, resources, depths and ...
Who gets to speak their mind in the Nordic countries?

Who gets to speak their mind in the Nordic countries?

2017 | Fact sheet about the public sphere in the Nordic countries The public sphere in the Nordic countries is still not for everyone. Sexist ...
Online hate speech

Online hate speech

2017 | The question of how online hate speech can be stopped is more urgent than ever in the Nordic countries. The rampant online posting of ...
Why Dads Take Parental Leave

Why Dads Take Parental Leave

2016 | Fact sheet about the parental insurance systems in the Nordic countries. Nordic dads take more parental leave than the international average. Yet the rates ...
Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region III

Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region III

An introductory study of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands
Who Wants to Live in the Nordic Peripheral Areas?

Who Wants to Live in the Nordic Peripheral Areas?

2015 | The Nordic countries are facing numerous challenges, some of which are specific to the more peripheral areas. Examples include changed living conditions in the ...
Part time culture and full time norm

Part time culture and full time norm

2015 | Fact sheet about paths to gender-equal working time in the Nordic countries. Women work part time to a much greater extent than men, ...
Full-time or part-time work? Different possibilities for women and men

Full-time or part-time work? Different possibilities for women and men

2015 |Domestic responsibilities are an important reason why women work part time, according to a Nordic report presented by NIKK. Another reason is that many ...
Part-time Work in the Nordic Region II

Part-time Work in the Nordic Region II

2014 – uppdaterad version 2014-11-20 |Gender equality in the labour market is a key topic in the Nordic cooperation on gender equality. The Nordic Council ...
Part-time Work – Different Economic Effects for Women and Men

Part-time Work – Different Economic Effects for Women and Men

2013 | Working part-time during a few years when the children are little, doesn’t have that big an effect for the Danish or Norwegian pension. This ...
Gender Equality in the Nordic Media

Gender Equality in the Nordic Media

2014 | There is an increasing pressure on media to step up and take measures to ensure women’s access to the media industry and to ...
Part-Time Work, Gender and Economic Distribution in the Nordic Countries

Part-Time Work, Gender and Economic Distribution in the Nordic Countries

2014 | Gender equality in the labour market is a key topic in the Nordic cooperation on gender equality 2011–2014. One important challenge is to reduce the gender ...
Logotype Nordic Council of Ministers Logotype Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research Logotype University of Gothenburg