Nordic Countries and the Nordic Region: Gender Research and Gender Studies in Northern Europe

  • Liisa HusuEmail author
Part of the Geschlecht und Gesellschaft book series (GUG, volume 65)


Globally, the five countries of the Nordic region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – are known to be among the most gender equal societies. However, gender segregation in labour market and education are persistent, and gender inequalities in academia and research show many patterns similar to elsewhere. Noteworthy for the region is a long tradition of Nordic regional collaboration through inter-governmental and inter-parliamentary organisations, as well as in research and non-governmental organisations; this has had a significant impact on the development of gender equality, gender research and Gender Studies on both regional and national levels.


Nordic countries Double strategy Gender equality Regional collaboration 


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Key Nordic and National Portals on Gender Research and Gender Studies

  1. Centre for Gender Equality Information (Finland).
  2. KILDEN gender research (Norway).
  3. KVINFO, The Danish Centre for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity.
  4. NIKK, Nordic Information on Gender.
  5. Nordic Women’s Literature portal.
  6. Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences - Center for Feminist Social StudiesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSchweden
  2. 2.Department of Management and OrganisationHanken School of EconomicsHelsinkiFinland

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