In a Nutshell: Issue 86  


In recent decades, Norway has seen an increase in the number of working mothers in full-time employment – therefore making their labour market one of the most equal in Europe. How did they achieve this, and what can organisations learn from their example? These authors investigated.

Reviewed by:

Melanie Green, Research Adviser

Melanie joined the CIPD in 2017, specialising in learning & development and skills research. Prior to the CIPD, Mel worked as an HR practitioner in a technology organisation, working on a variety of learning and development initiatives, and has previously worked as a researcher in an employee engagement and well-being consultancy. 

Melanie holds a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey, where she conducted research into work–life boundary styles and the effect of this on employee well-being and engagement.

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