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VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon

The modern child and the flexible labour market

Awarded: NOK 10.0 mill.

The modern child & the flexible labour market: Institutionalisation & individualisation of children in the light of changes in the welfare state Norwegian centre for child research and Institute for sociology and political science (ISS) at the Norwegian university for science and technology, Trondheim, are -through establishing an interdisciplinary research group -aiming at developing research based insights about the relationship between changes in the welfare state, the labour market, child care and da y-care policies and small children's every day lives in ordinary and particular institutions. In uniting recent sociological and anthropological childhood research and welfare state and labour market perspectives it endeavours to build up knowledge about institutionalisation as a feature of modern child life and about shaping children's identities and spaces of action through particular cultural understandings of the child and "the good childhood" within an historical and cultural context. The labour mark et has eventually changed its time regime from a standardised one in industrial society to one in terms of flexibility.

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VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon