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Kvinnor och barn: En undersökning av ensamstående kvinnors lagstiftade rätt till assisterad befruktning

Lopez Valdivieso Svensson, David LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis explains why Swedish single women in 2016 got the right to assisted impregnation. By adopting a social constructivist perspective on social problems, the answer is found in the construction of problems and causes of problems in the policy process. Through a qualitative content analysis the result shows that the most significant social problem was that single women were discriminated, and that this led them to seek treatment abroad. This caused the other significant problem, which was that children conceived this way abroad didn’t have the ability to seek their biological origins due to anonymous sperm donors. The problems were caused by the Swedish legislation before 2016. Given this, the measure to solve these problems was to... (More)
This thesis explains why Swedish single women in 2016 got the right to assisted impregnation. By adopting a social constructivist perspective on social problems, the answer is found in the construction of problems and causes of problems in the policy process. Through a qualitative content analysis the result shows that the most significant social problem was that single women were discriminated, and that this led them to seek treatment abroad. This caused the other significant problem, which was that children conceived this way abroad didn’t have the ability to seek their biological origins due to anonymous sperm donors. The problems were caused by the Swedish legislation before 2016. Given this, the measure to solve these problems was to give single women the right to assisted impregnation. The localization of construction of problems is thus considered the first explanation to the enactment
The second aim of the study was to examine the construction of group identity in the policy process. The result shows that the single women were positively constructed as target population and were perceived politically powerful. The construction is therefore considered to be the second explanation for the enactment, since the positive construction explains why the enactment went through. (Less)
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Lopez Valdivieso Svensson, David LU
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STVK02 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
assisterad befruktning, ensamstående kvinnor, claims-making, sociala problem
language
Swedish
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8897545
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2017-02-08 15:26:50
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  abstract     = {This thesis explains why Swedish single women in 2016 got the right to assisted impregnation. By adopting a social constructivist perspective on social problems, the answer is found in the construction of problems and causes of problems in the policy process. Through a qualitative content analysis the result shows that the most significant social problem was that single women were discriminated, and that this led them to seek treatment abroad. This caused the other significant problem, which was that children conceived this way abroad didn’t have the ability to seek their biological origins due to anonymous sperm donors. The problems were caused by the Swedish legislation before 2016. Given this, the measure to solve these problems was to give single women the right to assisted impregnation. The localization of construction of problems is thus considered the first explanation to the enactment
The second aim of the study was to examine the construction of group identity in the policy process. The result shows that the single women were positively constructed as target population and were perceived politically powerful. The construction is therefore considered to be the second explanation for the enactment, since the positive construction explains why the enactment went through.},
  author       = {Lopez Valdivieso Svensson, David},
  keyword      = {assisterad befruktning,ensamstående kvinnor,claims-making,sociala problem},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnor och barn: En undersökning av ensamstående kvinnors lagstiftade rätt till assisterad befruktning},
  year         = {2017},
}