Monday, May 23, 2011 12:41 PM
Thanks to Denmark's many social benefits paid for by the government (including extended maternity leave), most women are able to have a full time job as well as a family life. Changing social norms means that this is not at all uncommon and accepted amongst most Danish families. While the financial crisis has affected some social benefits and has led to many women having to make unexpected adjustments, most young female students do not think that it will ultimately have an influence on their futures. This presentation explores how the Danish social system supports the ability of women to balance work and family, and what this means for young women who may soon become mothers, enter the labor force, or both.