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Children's toy collections in Sweden - a less gender-typed country?
Stockholm Intl. Toy Research Centre, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
2005 (English)In: Sex Roles, ISSN 0360-0025, E-ISSN 1573-2762, Vol. 52, no 1-2, p. 93-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe and analyze differences between girlsrsquo and boysrsquo toy collections in a country that strongly emphasizes gender equality (Sweden). The study was based on the assumptions that toy collections reflect social values in the society where they are found and that Sweden has less gendered values than do many other countries. The toy collections of 152 3- and 5-year old Swedish children were inventoried, and the results were analyzed and discussed in relation to previous research on childrenrsquos toy collections and toy preferences in North America and Western Europe. The Swedish toy collections were found to be gender-typed in ways similar to those reported in previous research in other countries.

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New York: Plenum Publishing, 2005. Vol. 52, no 1-2, p. 93-102
Keywords [en]
Toy collections, Gender stereotypes, Social values
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Social Sciences Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-342DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-1196-5ISI: 000227838100008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-18244395573Local ID: 2082/655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-342DiVA, id: diva2:237521
Available from: 2006-12-21 Created: 2006-12-21 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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