Barn i bon: en intervjustudie med 11-åringar om familj, fostran och dagligt liv

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In conclusion it is argued that the notion of the nuclear family has being a narrow and short-sighted family notion. in a longer time perspective, we have to try out a broader family notion where circles of families, network families and linked family systems can be fruitful. these family notions include the generative aspect - in which parents always will be parents even though they become grandparents and great grandparents - as well as the fact that families are reformed as the child comes into existence and during its childhood. this was reality for more than one third of the children in the study. as people live longer and are increasingly socially mobile, we can no longer reliably use a family notion that does not take into account the fact that family lives both change and last over time.

Original languageSwedish
  • Wenestam, Claes-Göran, Supervisor
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Social Sciences (5)

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