Paper Title
Swedish Attitudes and Practices on Fatherhood: A Case Study of Stockholm Fathers

This study aims to explore Swedish changing attitudes and practices on fatherhood and the underlying reasons through ethnographic studies. Twenty Stockholm fathers were interviewed, and three Stockholm fathers’ normal days were recorded by digital camera. The findings highlight three main points: 1) Gender equality and expanded male role has become Swedish state identities and ethnic subjective. Head to any Swedish streets on weekdays and weekends, and we will easily come across pound Swedish “Latte Papas” who are enjoying a coffee break or “Fika Papas” who are having coffee with pastries or sandwiches, before or after heading to the park with children; 2)Although dual-earner and dual-carer model was proposed together in the 1960s, dual earner model is firstly achieved in 1990s. After 1990s, the State has great leap forward to dual-carer model. Father-friendly social policies have become a matter of left-right consensus in Swedish policies; 3) Individual tax system and Balancing work and life organizational culture has strongly supported the practices on involved and active fathering.