This study builds on the gender equality in the Swedish labor market and critical
voices in research stating that the gender policies implemented are "missing the
target." The purpose of this essay is to examine and compare how the Swedish
political parties, the Moderates and the Social Democrats, problematize the unequal
labor market. It also aims to examine what these problematisations says about
women's and men's responsibilities in the promotion of gender equality. To achieve
my chosen purposes, I have used the inductive method of analysis "What's the
problem represented to be?" I have also used a feministic approach of institutions as
an analytical tool. The study results show that the parties represents the problem of
inequality as a problem of "women". Thus, it is women who are assigned
responsibility for gender equality in the labor market. The study results also show that
the gender equality policies implemented are based on a male-centered perspective.
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