Arnlaug Leira

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus N-0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern N-0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Families and welfare states
  • Gender, caring and social citizenship

Courses taught

  • SOS1000 - Innføring i sosiologi
  • SOS2602 - Scandinavian welfare states: family, work and gender equality.

Background

From 1995 full Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. Formerly Research Director/ Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Research, Oslo. Leira has been a visiting Research Fellow in universities in Europe and the US, and has lectured at universities in Europe, the US, and Australia. She has published extensively on family change and public policy reform in Scandinavia; gender and work; and care, gender and citizenship in modern welfare states. (See CV for selected publications).

Positions held

Leira has served on the Board of Directors of i.a. the Norwegian Research Council for Applied Social Research, chaired the Norwegian Research Council’s Committee for Sociology, served on the Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Council for the Social Sciences, and on the Executive Board of the European Sociological Association. In the Department of Sociology, she was for a number of years a member of the elected Board, and headed the PhD-programme.

Partners

  • Professor Chiara Saraceno, Wissenschaftzentrum, Berlin
  • Professor Jane Lewis, London School of Economics
Tags: Sociology

Publications

Books / edited volumes

(2002) A. Leira Working Parents and the Welfare State. Family Change and Policy Reform in Scandinavia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 182 pages. Reissued as CUP paperback 2010. – Translated into Lithuanian (2006), as Dirbantys Tevai Ir Socialines Geroves Valstybe. Kintanti seima ir politikos reforme Skandinavijoje. Lygiu galimybiu pletros centras. Eugrimas: Vilnius. 191 pages.

(1992) A. Leira Welfare States and Working Mothers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Reprinted 1994). Reissued as CUP paperback 2009. To be included in CUP electronic editions 2010.

Articles/chapters

Leira, A. “Care, Social Citizenship and Conflict: Gender Matters”. In Baert, P., Koniordos, S., Procacci, G. and C. Ruzza (eds.) Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, London/New York: Routledge. Pp 91-110.

Leira, A. “Childcare: Parental Responsibility and Social Right”, L'Homme, Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft, vol. 19, 1, 81-103.

Leira, A. “Mothers, Markets and the State. A Scandinavian Model”. In Cheal, D. (ed). Critical Concepts in Sociology, vol 4. Family and Society. London: Routledge. (Reprinted from Journal of Social Policy, 1992).

Leira, A. and C. Saraceno “Care: actors, relationships and contexts. The multidimensional concept of care” In Hobson, B., Lewis, J., B. Siim (eds.), Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics. London: Edward Elgar. Pp. 55-83. (Reprinted paperback 2004).

  • Leira, Arnlaug (2015). Family and gender policies in Norway. . GIGAPP Estudio Working Papers.  ISSN 2174-9515.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2015). From poverty relief to universal provision: The changing grounds for childcare policy reforms in Norway., In H. Willekens; K. Scheiwe & K. Nawrotksi (ed.),  The development of early childhood education in Europe and North America. Historical and comparative perspectives..  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-44197-3.  Chapter 5.  s 112 - 131
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2015). Las politicas familiares y de genero en Noruega., In Eloisa del Pino & Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes (ed.),  Desafios del estado de bienestar en Noruega y Espana..  Editorial Tecnos.  ISBN 978-84-309-6557-1.  Capitulo IV.  s 82 - 103
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2012). Omsorgens institusjoner, omsorgens kjønn, I: Anne Lise Ellingsæter & Karin Widerberg (red.),  Velferdsstatens familier. Nye sosiologiske perspektiver.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 9788205425002.  Kap. 4.  s 76 - 98
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2012). Valuation of children and childcare, In David G Mayes & Mark Thomson (ed.),  The Costs of Children. Parenting and Democracy in Contemporary Europe.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781781002360.  Chapter 3.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2011). Agondoskodó állam és család, I: Gro Hagemann (red.),  A norvég modell. A társadalmi nemek esélyegyenlösége és egyenjogúsága.  Balassi Kiadó.  ISBN 9789635068524.  Kap..  s 189 - 222
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Kalleberg, Ragnvald & Leira, Arnlaug (2010). ’Etableringen av et institutt for sosiologi ved Universitetet i Oslo på 1950-tallet. Sosiologisk Årbok.  ISSN 0808-288X.  (2)
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2010). Care, social citizenship and conflict: gender matters, In Patrick Baert; Sokratis Koniordos; Giovanna Procacci & Carlo Ruzza (ed.),  Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780415558730.  Kapittel 7.  s 99 - 110
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2010). Familie og velferdsstat - en ny kompleksitet, I: Ivar Frønes & Lise Kjølsrød (red.),  Det norske samfunn.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-39086-7.  Kapittel 10.  s 237 - 260
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2010). The childcare transition in Scandinavia: family change and policy reform, In Ann Nevile (ed.),  Human Rights and Social Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Values and Citizenship in OECD Countries.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781848442085.  Chapter 7.  s 101 - 123
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2008). Childcare: Parental Responsibility and Social Right. L'Homme (En ligne).  ISSN 0439-4216.  19(1), s 81- 103
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Saraceno, Chiara (2008). Childhood: Changing Contexts-Introduction. Comparative Social Research.  ISSN 0195-6310.  25, s 1- 24
  • Anttonen, Anneli; Johansson, Stina & Leira, Arnlaug (2007). Gendered citizenship: the care of young children, In Ruth Lister; Fiona Williams; Anneli Anttonen; Jet Bussemaker; Ute Gerhard; Jaqueline Heinen; Stina Johansson; Arnlaug Leira; Birte Siim; Constanza Tobío & Anna Gavanas (ed.),  Gendering citizenship in Western Europe.New challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context.  Policy Press.  ISBN 9781861346933.  Part two, Chapter four.  s 109 - 136
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (2007). Familienpolitische Reformen in Skandinavien - Gleichberechtigung der Geslechter und Wahlfreiheit der Eltern. WSI-Mitteilungen.  ISSN 0342-300X.  (10)
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (2006). Epilogue: Scandinavian policies of parenthood - a success story?, In Anne Lise Ellingsæter & Arnlaug Leira (ed.),  Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia. Gender relations in welfare states.  Policy Press.  ISBN 186134645X.  kapittel 12.  s 265 - 278
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (2006). Introduction: politicising parenthood in Scandinavia, In Anne Lise Ellingsæter & Arnlaug Leira (ed.),  Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia. Gender relations in welfare states.  Policy Press.  ISBN 186134645X.  kapittel 1.  s 1 - 25
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2006). Parenthood change and policy reform in Scandinavia 1970s-2000s, In Anne Lise Ellingsæter & Arnlaug Leira (ed.),  Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia. Gender relations in welfare states.  Policy Press.  ISBN 186134645X.  Kapittel 3.  s 27 - 51
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Saraceno, Chiara (2006). Care: Actors, relationships, contexts. Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  36(3), s 7- 34
  • Leira, Arnlaug; Tobío, Constanza & Trifiletti, Rossana (2005). Kinship and Informal Support: Care resources for the first generation of working mothers in Norway, Italy and Spain, In Ute Gerhard; Trudie Knijn & Anja Weckwert (ed.),  Working Mothers in Europe. A Comparison of Politicies and Practices.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 1845422449.  Kap.  s 74 - 96
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2004). Omsorgsstaten og familien, I: Arnlaug Leira & Anne Lise Ellingsæter (red.),  Velferdsstaten og familien.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 82-05-3275-72.  Kapittel.  s 67 - 99
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2004). Post-industrial families - new forms of bonding, In Trudie Knijn & A Komter (ed.),  Solidarity between the sexes and the generations: Transformations in Europe.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 1-84376-358-3.  Kapittel.  s 185 - 200
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Ellingsæter, Anne Lise (2004). Innledning: Velferdsstaten og familien, I: Arnlaug Leira & Anne Lise Ellingsæter (red.),  Velferdsstaten og familien.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 82-05-3275-72.  Innledning.  s 13 - 38
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2003). Familier og velferdsstat. Familieendring og politisk reform i 1990-åra, I:  Det norske samfunn.   Kapittel 10.  s 261 - 282
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2003). Mothers, Markets and the State: A Scandinavian Model?, In  Critical Concepts in Sociology. Vol.4. Family and Society.  Routledge.  ISBN 0415226295.  Delkapittel.  s 329 - 347
  • Leira, Arnlaug; Tobío, Constanza & Trifiletti, Rossana (2003). Verwandtschaftsnetze und informelle Unterstützung:Betreuungsressourcen für die erste Generation erwerbstätiger Mütter in Norwegen, Italien und Spanien, I:  Erwerbstätlige Mütter. Ein europäicsher Vergleich.  C.H. Beck.  ISBN 3406494331.  Kap 6.  s 131 - 161
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Saraceno, Chiara (2002). The multidimensional concept of care, In Barbara Hobson; Jane Lewis & Birte Siim (ed.),  Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics.  Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.  Kapittel.  s 55 - 83
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2002). Updating the gender contract? Childcare reforms in Scandinavia in the 1990s. NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.  ISSN 0803-8740.  10(2), s 81- 89
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Saraceno, Chiara (2002). Care: Actors, Relationships, Contexts, In Barbara Hobson; Jane Lewis & Birte Siim (ed.),  Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics.  Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.  s 55 - 83
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2001). Innledning: hvem skal passe barna?, I: May-Linda Magnussen; Borghild Godal & Arnlaug Leira (red.),  Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.  Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi, Oslo.  s 1 - 14
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2001). Innledning: hvem skal passe barna?, I: May-Linda Magnussen; Borghild Godal & Arnlaug Leira (red.),  Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.  Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi, Oslo.  s 1 - 14
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2001). Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid, I: May-Linda Magnussen; Borghild Godal & Arnlaug Leira (red.),  Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.  Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi, Oslo.  s 107 - 122
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2001). 'Public family and 'caring' state. Family change and policy reform in the Nordic countries, In  Shifting patterns of solidarity between the sexes and the generations. Transformations in Europe.  Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2001). 'Public family and 'caring' state. Family change and policy reform in the Nordic countries, In  Shifting patterns of solidarity between the sexes and the generations. Transformations in Europe.  Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam.
  • Boje, T. P. & Leira, Arnlaug (2000). Introduction: Gender, welfare state and the labour market, In T. P. Boje & Arnlaug Leira (ed.),  Gender, Welfare State and the labour Market. Towards a new division of labour.  Routledge.  s 1 - 20
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2000). Combining work and family: Nordic policy reforms in the 1990s, In  Gender, Welfare State and the Market. Towards a new division of labour.  Routledge.  s 157 - 174
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2000). Kjønn - et sosialt kjennetegn?, I: Fredrik Engelstad (red.),  Kunnskap og refleksjon : 50 års samfunnsforskning.  Institutt for samfunnsforskning, Oslo.  s 123 - 147
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2000). Updating the gender contract?. NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.  ISSN 0803-8740.  15(4), s 20- 55
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1999). A characteristic feminine dilemma, In Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund; Anne-Kathrine Broch-Due & Ann Nilsen (ed.),  Praksis og ansvar. Festskrift til Hildur Ve.  Institutt for sosiologi. Bergen.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1999). Cash-for-child care and daddy leave, In Peter Moss & Fred Deven (ed.),  Parental leave: progress or pitfall? Research and policy issues in Europe.  NIDI CBGS Publications, Brussels.  s 267 - 291
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Caring as Social Right: Cash for Child Care and Daddy Leave. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society.  ISSN 1072-4745.  5(3), s 362- 378
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). En kvinnevennlig velferdsstat?, I: Anne Hilde Nagel (red.),  Kjønn og velferdsstat.  Alma Mater, Bergen.  s 205 - 238
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Family Change: Practices, Policies and Values. Introduction, In Arnlaug Leira; Grete Brochmann; Fredrik Engelstad; Ragnvald Kalleberg & Lars Mjøset (ed.),  Family Change: Practices, Policies and Values. Yearbook of Comparative Social Research.  JAI Press, Stamford, Conn..  s ix - xxii
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). The modernisation of motherhood, In Eileen Drew; Ruth Emerek & Evelyn Mahon (ed.),  Women, Work and the Family in Europe.  Routledge.  s 159 - 169

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  • Saraceno, Chiara; Leira, Arnlaug & Lewis, Jane (ed.) (2012). Introduction: Families and states. Volume I & II. Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781848447820.
  • Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth; Kalleberg, Ragnvald & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2010). Temanummer: Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi - 60 år. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 9788270995776.  144 s.
  • Lister, Ruth; Williams, Fiona; Anttonen, Anneli; Bussemaker, Jet; Gerhard, Ute; Heinen, Jaqueline; Johansson, Stina; Leira, Arnlaug; Siim, Birte; Tobío, Constanza & Gavanas, Anna (ed.) (2007). Gendering citizenship in Western Europe.New challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context. Policy Press.  ISBN 9781861346933.  175 s.
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (ed.) (2006). Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia. Gender relations in welfare states. Policy Press.  ISBN 186134645X.  280 s.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2006). Dirbantys Tevai Ir Socialines Geroves Valstybe. Kintani seima ir politikos reforme Skandinavijoje. Lygiu galimybiu pletros centras. (Oversettelse av Leira (2002): Working parents and the welfare state. Family change and policy reform in Scandinavia). Eugrimas.  ISBN 9955682469.  191 s.
  • Leira, Arnlaug & Ellingsæter, Anne Lise (red.) (2004). Velferdsstaten og familien. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 82-05-3275-72.  321 s.
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2004). Velferdsstaten og familien. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 8205327572.  324 s.
  • Ellingsæter, Anne Lise & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2004). Velferdsstatens familier. Utfordringer og dilemmaer. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 8205327572.  324 s.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2002). Working Parents and the Welfare State. Cambridge University Press.  200 s.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2002). Working Parents and the Welfare State. Family Change and Policy Reform in Scandinavia. Cambridge University Press.  182 s.
  • Boje, T. P. & Leira, Arnlaug (2000). Gender, Welfare State and the Market. Towards a new division of labour. Routledge.  252 s.
  • Boje, T. P. & Leira, Arnlaug (ed.) (2000). Gender, Welfare State and the labour Market. Towards a new division of labour. Routledge.
  • Kalleberg, Ragnvald; Engelstad, Fredrik; Brochmann, Grete; Leira, Arnlaug & Mjøset, Lars (ed.) (2000). Comparative Perspectives on Universities. Comparative Social Research. Yearbook..  ISBN 0762306793.  281 s.
  • Engelstad, Fredrik; Brochmann, Grete; Kalleberg, Ragnvald; Mjøset, Lars & Leira, Arnlaug (1999). Family Change: Practices, Policies, and Values. JAI Press Inc., Stamford, Connecticut.  ISBN 0-7623-0479-0.  247 s.
  • Leira, Arnlaug; Brochmann, Grete; Engelstad, Fredrik; Kalleberg, Ragnvald & Mjøset, Lars (ed.) (1998). Family Change: Practices, Policies and Values. Yearbook of Comparative Social Research. JAI Press, Stamford, Conn..
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1997). Social Rights in a Gender Perspective. Springer Verlag: Berlin.

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  • Leira, Arnlaug (2011). Imagination, creativity and discipline. Chiara Saraceno retires from the WZB. WZB-Mitteilungen.  ISSN 0174-3120.  132
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2003). Motherhood and Fatherhood in Scandinavia: Social and Political Constructions.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (2002). Families and Family Policies in Europe: Comparative Perspectives. Acta Sociologica.  ISSN 0001-6993.  45(32), s 36- 37
  • Magnussen, May-Linda; Godal, Borghild & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2001). Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.
  • Magnussen, May-Linda; Godal, Borghild & Leira, Arnlaug (2001). Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.
  • Magnussen, May-Linda; Godal, Borghild & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2001). Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.
  • Magnussen, May-Linda; Godal, Borghild & Leira, Arnlaug (red.) (2001). Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte, barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.
  • Magnussen, May-Linda; Godal, Borghild & Leira, Arnlaug (2001). Hvem skal passe barna? Kontantstøtte,barnetilsyn og foreldres lønnsarbeid.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). A Woman-Friendly Welfare State?.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Caring as Social Right.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Changing the Gender Order- Do Family Policies Matter?.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Concepts of Care.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Gender Logics- Invited comment to the Themataic Session "Gender and Welfare State Restructuring".
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). One Parent Families: An invited comment.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1998). Scandinavian Families.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1997). Social Rights, Economic Rights, Care-Related Rights. Comment to Barbara Hobson: Concpetualising Economic Citizenship.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1997). The Politics of Australian Child Care. From Philanthropy to Feminism. Book Review. Acta Sociologica.  ISSN 0001-6993.  40(3)
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1997). Velferdsstat og sosialpolitikk. Studenters perspektiver.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (1997). Who Defines Social Rights? Invited comment to Elizabeth Meehan:Women's European Citizenship.
  • Leira, Arnlaug (ed.) (1993). Family sociology - developing the field. report no. 5.

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