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Unga mödrars vardag och berättelser - Berättelser från en dokumentärserie om unga mödrar

Thordin, Hanna LU and Åkesson, Mikaela LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Pregnant teenagers and teens having children belong to a group that is marginalized by society in western countries today. The aim of this study was to research how teen mothers experience motherhood and the effects it has brought with it as well as research how teen mothers cope with the stigmatization that surround them due to their choice of having a child at a young age. Also to explore the importance of social capital in order to handle the hardships life as a teen mother brings. We have analyzed the life stories, as they are presented in a Danish documentary series, of eight young mothers. We fund that the mothers are well aware of the stigma that surround their situation and they are working hard to prove the prejudges wrong. We... (More)
Pregnant teenagers and teens having children belong to a group that is marginalized by society in western countries today. The aim of this study was to research how teen mothers experience motherhood and the effects it has brought with it as well as research how teen mothers cope with the stigmatization that surround them due to their choice of having a child at a young age. Also to explore the importance of social capital in order to handle the hardships life as a teen mother brings. We have analyzed the life stories, as they are presented in a Danish documentary series, of eight young mothers. We fund that the mothers are well aware of the stigma that surround their situation and they are working hard to prove the prejudges wrong. We also found that social capital is important in order for the mothers to handle the struggles of everyday-life. (Less)
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author
Thordin, Hanna LU and Åkesson, Mikaela LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Teen mothers, teenage pregnancy, stigma, social capital
language
Swedish
id
3412465
date added to LUP
2013-02-01 17:27:33
date last changed
2013-02-01 17:27:33
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  abstract     = {Pregnant teenagers and teens having children belong to a group that is marginalized by society in western countries today. The aim of this study was to research how teen mothers experience motherhood and the effects it has brought with it as well as research how teen mothers cope with the stigmatization that surround them due to their choice of having a child at a young age. Also to explore the importance of social capital in order to handle the hardships life as a teen mother brings. We have analyzed the life stories, as they are presented in a Danish documentary series, of eight young mothers. We fund that the mothers are well aware of the stigma that surround their situation and they are working hard to prove the prejudges wrong. We also found that social capital is important in order for the mothers to handle the struggles of everyday-life.},
  author       = {Thordin, Hanna and Åkesson, Mikaela},
  keyword      = {Teen mothers,teenage pregnancy,stigma,social capital},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga mödrars vardag och berättelser - Berättelser från en dokumentärserie om unga mödrar},
  year         = {2013},
}