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As a historian specializing in the Danish welfare state, my research focuses extensively on the role of the family during the twentieth century. Specifically, my expertise lies in the political and social history of the welfare state with a particular emphasis on the placement of children.

Current projects:

Politics of insecurity in the Danish welfare state: I'm part of the research project 'Politics of Insecurity', POINS, led by Professor Peter Starke: https://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/da/projects/the-politics-of-insecurity-poins 

Nordic family policies in the neo-liberalized era, c. 1960-2000s. I'm part of the collective research project on "Neoliberalism in the Nordics - Developing an Absent Theme": https://nyliberalisminorden.se 

Previous project: In my dissertation, I explored out-of-home placements in Denmark from 1905-75, now published as a monograph: Bjerre, C. Når staten er far og mor. Børneværnets anbringelser af børn i Danmark, 1905-1975.



Research areas

  • Denmark and Scandinavia
  • Family Policy
  • Family History
  • Welfare States
  • Out-of-home placements
  • Social Work
  • Gender
  • Neoliberalism


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