Åsa Lundqvist



Main research or teaching areas

  • Historical sociology
  • Welfare state and family relations
  • Family policy

Current research and teaching

My research deals with welfare politics and family relations. I have studied (1) how the rise of welfare capitalism transformed family relations in rural industrial communities in the 20th Century, (2) the articulation between social science and family policy in the making of the ”modern family” and (3) the Swedish family policy trajectory and its divergence from the other Nordic countries. At present, I run two research projects. The first one, The Politics of Parenting Support, analyses the historical development of parenting support in Sweden and how it affects current family and gender equality ideals and ambitions. The second project, The Persuasive Reform Bureaucracy, analyses activation policies enacted in the 1960s and 1970s and directed towards women. 

If you are interested in my publications, read more about two of them here: Family Policy Paradoxes and Changing Relations of Welfare.

I am also a member of the steering committee of the The Sino-Nordic Welfare Research  Network (SNoW), financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and directed by Professor Stein Kuhnle, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

Recent research outputs

Åsa Lundqvist 2017 Nov Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Diana Mulinari & Åsa Lundqvist 2017 May 31 Reimagining the Nation. Essays on Twenty First Century Sweden. . Ålund, A., Schierup , C-U. & Neergaard, A. (eds.). Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 119-141 (Political and Social Change)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Åsa Lundqvist 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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