Background and activities

Main area of research is work, family and care policies with a special focus on fathering and parental leave. Another area of interest is rural gender studies.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Brandth, Berit; Halrynjo, Sigtona; Kvande, Elin. (2017) Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals. Routledge. 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-86007-0.
  • Pini, Barbara; Brandth, Berit; Little, Jo. (2015) Feminisms and Ruralities. Lexington Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0739188217.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2013) Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. 2013. ISBN 978-82-15-02189-8.
  • Eydal, Gudny Bjørk; Gislason, Ingolfur V.; Brandth, Berit; Duvander, Ann-Zofie; Lammi-Taskula, Johanna; Rostgaard, Tine. (2010) Föräldraledighet, omsorgspolitik och jämställdhet i Norden. 2010. ISBN 978-92-893-2163-1.
  • Brandth, Berit; Bungum, Brita; Kvande, Elin. (2005) Valgfrihetens tid. Gyldendal Akademisk. 2005. ISBN 8205345295.
  • Morgan, David; Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2005) Gender, bodies and work. 2005.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2003) Fleksible fedre. Maskulinitet, arbeid, velferdsstat. Universitetsforlaget. 2003. ISBN 82-15-00100-9.

Part of book/report

  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2019) Flexibility: Some consequences for fathers' caregiving. Parental Leave and Beyond. Recent international developments, current issues and future directions.
  • Duvander, Ann-Zofie; Eydal, Guđný Björk; Brandth, Berit; Gíslason, Ingólfur V.; Lammi-Taskula, Johanna; Rostgaard, Tine. (2019) Gender equality: Parental leave design and evaluating its effects on fathers' participation. Parental Leave and Beyond. Recent international developments, current issues and future directions.
  • Brandth, Berit. (2017) Farm fathers and their fathers: Flexible work and cultural change. Family Continuity and Change: Contemporary European Perspectives.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2017) Fathers integrating work and childcare: reconciling the logics?. Work-Family Dynamics : Competing logics of regulation, economy and morals.
  • Haugen, Marit S.; Brandth, Berit. (2017) Gender Identities and Divorce among Farmers in Norway. Gender and Rural Globalization - International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development.
  • Kvande, Elin; Brandth, Berit. (2017) Fathers on Leave Alone in Norway: Changees and Continuities. Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality.
  • Brandth, Berit; Haugen, Marit S.. (2016) Rural Masculinity. Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies.
  • Brandth, Berit; Follo, Gro Irene; Haugen, Marit S.. (2015) Paradoxes of a Women's Organization in the Forestry Industry. Feminisms and Ruralities.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2015) Parental leave and classed fathering practices in Norway. Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States.
  • Brandth, Berit; Haugen, Marit S.; Kramvig, Britt. (2013) Taming the Village Beast: Rural Entrepreneurship as the art of balance between economic growth and social sustainability. Fertile Links? Connections between tourism activities, socioeconomic contexts and local development in European rural areas.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2013) Fedrekvotens valgfrihet og fleksibilitet. Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten.
  • Brandth, Berit; Overrein, Grete. (2013) Farming fathers between work and care in Norway - an intergenerational study. Women, Men and Children in Families. Private Troubles and Public Issues.
  • Brandth, Berit. (2012) Emotional Dimensions of Fathering and Work-Life Boundaries. Men, Wage Work and Family.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2012) Free choice or gentle force? How can parental leave change gender practices?. The modern child and the flexible labour market. Early childhood education and care.
  • Brandth, Berit; Gislason, Ingolfur V.. (2011) Family policies and the best interest of children. Parental leave, childcare and gender equality in the Nordic countries.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2009) Norway: the making of the father's quota. The politics of parental leave policies.
  • Brandth, Berit. (2006) Embodying family farm work. Rural Gender Relations. Issues and Case Studies.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2006) Care politics for fathers in a flexible time culture. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy.