About the course
The course provides an overview of the field of theories and research in family sociology with some additional emphasis on the relationship between family and work, the gender and generational dimensions of family life, and social, economic, political and cultural context of family life. Changes in family organization and behavior in Sweden and other Western societies are a particular focus. The course literature consists of theoretical explications as well as recent empirical research. Students are expected to critically examine and evaluate research on the family and to relate it to policy discourse in contemporary Sweden and other wealthy societies.