Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education

  • Susanne Garvis
  • Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
  • Sonja Sheridan
  • Pia Williams

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Susanne Garvis, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan
    Pages 1-14
  3. Kristín Karlsdóttir, Leigh O’Brien, Johanna Einarsdottir
    Pages 37-60
  4. Liisa Uusimäki, Tina Elisabeth Yngvesson, Susanne Garvis, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
    Pages 81-99
  5. Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Desmond Amakye, Lisa Cederberg
    Pages 119-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


Largely as a result of social policies and cultural factors, the Nordic countries continually score high in lifestyle measures, quality of life and children’s outcomes. This book brings together authors from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) to share knowledge and understanding regarding families, children, primary education and children’s leisure time activities. The empirical research and theoretical contributions provide important insights into the ‘Nordic model’ and explore the issues facing Nordic countries. The book reveals that while there are many similarities across the countries, differences also arise. The content of the book is more relevant now than ever, as countries look at better ways to support their populations.  

Nordic Families, Children and Early Childhood Education will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Education, Sociology and Social Policy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Garvis
    • 1
  • Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
    • 2
  • Sonja Sheridan
    • 3
  • Pia Williams
    • 4
  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Nord UniversityBodøNorway
  3. 3.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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