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Philip Hwang


Philip Hwang

+46 31 786 1843

Room number: 472
Postal Address: Box 500, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Philip Hwang


  • B.A. in psychology, 1975
  • Licensed psychologist, 1979
  • Ph.D. in psychology, 1981
  • Docent of psychology, 1984
  • Licensed psychotherapist, 1990
  • Professor of applied psychology, 1994


My teaching focuses on the following areas: (1) developmental psychology (for instance the socio-emotional development of children and adolescence, parenthood, with special emphasis on fatherhood, identity development in adolescence and early adulthood); (2) organizational culture and gender equity (for instance how family policy affects equality between men and women, the importance of the workplace for fathers taking parental leave). Since many years back I am also one of the course leaders for the introductory course for the training program for psychologists.

Research interests

I am a Professor of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. My research focuses on child development, fatherhood and the linkages between gender, family and work in post-industrialized societies. I am currently overseeing the following projects: The Gothenburg Longitudinal Developmental Study (GoLD), a 30-year prospective longitudinal study of Swedish participants and their families who we have followed from age one until recently when they were 29 years old (together with Michael E. Lamb & Ann Frisén); The Impact of the Workplace on Men's Involvement with Children. Since 1993, we have performed a series of studies investigating the dynamic linkages between gender equity, work-family balance and organizational change (together with Linda Haas). A final project concerns: Postnatal depression, anxiety, and stress in fathers: The overall aim of this project is to learn more about depression, anxiety and stress in fathers and how these symptoms can be identified during the postnatal period. The above mentioned projects have been supported financially trough several research grants from the Swedish Reseach Council for Helath, Working Life and Welfare (FAS/FORTE).

Current research

See current research for more information (in Swedish) and Gothenburgh Research unit on Youth development (GReY)

Latest publications

Informella arbetsplatskulturer – ett hinder för pappors familjeliv.
Philip Hwang
Konferensen Jämställt föräldraskap – gynnar arbetstagare och arbetsgivare. Malmö, 24 september, 2019., Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Father involvement across the lifespan: An identity perspective.
Maria Wängqvist, Philip Hwang
Presentation at the 26th annual conference of the International Society for Research on Identity (ISRI), Naples, Italy, May 13-15 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Philip Hwang, Björn Nilsson
Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Book 2019

Förord till svenska utgåvan av Moderna familjer
Philip Hwang
Moderna familjer - Barn och föräldrar i nya familjekonstellationer. , Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Den nyfödda familjen.
Philip Hwang
Föräldraskap och familjestöd, Högskolan Väst, 13 juni 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Philip Hwang
Johansson T. & Sorbring E. (red) Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap - grundläggande perspektiv, , Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Policy is not enough. The influence of the gendered workplace on fathers’ use of parental leave in Sweden
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Oral presentation, seminar for the Center for Global HRM, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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Ungdomar och unga vuxna – utveckling och livsvillkor
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén, Björn Nilsson
Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, Book 2018


Sweden country note
Ann-Zofie Duvander, Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Koslowski A., Blum S. and Moss P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2017. , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

”MÖJLIGHETERNAS TID”- #11;Unga vuxnas utveckling och livsvillkor
Philip Hwang
Keynote lecture at University West, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Framing Childhood: Century of the Child. Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut
Philip Hwang
Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Berlin, , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Barns psykologiska utveckling – från nyfödd till skola
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Lindgren A.-L., Pramling N., Säljö R. (red.) Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare , Malmö, Gleerups , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book


“Who will stay home today?” What do we know…What do we need to know about parental sharing of leave to care for sick children?
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Annual Meeting of the Network for Leave Policies and Related Research, 2016, Madrid., Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Fatherhood – Organizational Change and Gender Equity. Research seminar on the role of fathers for children’s socio-emotional development.
Philip Hwang
Oral presentation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 26, 2016., Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Fathers' depressive symptoms in the postnatal period: Prevalence and correlates in a population-based Swedish study
Pamela Massoudi, Philip Hwang, Birgitta Wickberg
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Sweden – Country Note
Linda Haas, A-Z Duvander, Philip Hwang
12th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2016. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ON LEAVE POLICIES AND RESEARCH , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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