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 Unga föräldrar:  En kvalitativ studie om ungt föräldraskap sett utifrån professionellas perspektiv
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper was to examine how young parenthood is represented by the professionals and their thoughts and experiences from meetings with the young parents, and how the professionals work with this group of parents. As professionals we refer to those who work with young parents, and the definition of young parents are parents in the ages 15-24. The paper also discusses what needs these parents have, and what kind of support the society offers, according to the professionals. The method we worked with was interviews and we interviewed six professionals to find out how the professionals looked upon the young parents and their situation. Earlier research has stated that young parenthood is associated with many risks and disadvantages for both the parents and their children. What we discovered was that young parenthood not necessarily has to be only about disadvantages. Many benefits were brought up during our interviews. Among others the professionals saw the young parents as more spontaneous and more to easy with their children, compared to older parents. The young parents also seemed less concerned than the older parents and their young age made them more biologically suited to have children. Some of the disadvantages we found were that many lacked higher education and trouble finding suitable accommodation because of lack of income. As a conclusion the professionals stated that a social network was of most importance for the young parents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Young parents. Parenthood. Professionals view. Young mothers. Support
Keyword [sv]
Unga föräldrar. Föräldraskap. Professionellas syn. Unga mödrar. Stöd.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41903OAI: diva2:342894
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-08-11 Created: 2010-08-11 Last updated: 2010-08-11Bibliographically approved

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