Making Sense of After-School CareDilemmas in Mothers' Stories of After-School Care in Finland and Sweden
2015 (English)In: Children & society, ISSN 0951-0605, E-ISSN 1099-0860Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The study focuses on dilemmas in storied experiences of everyday after-school care arrangements amongSwedish and Finnish mothers. Finland and Sweden, which share a history of strong labour marketattachment among women, arrange institutional after-school care in similar ways. The data consist ofinterviews with three Swedish and six Finnish mothers. A positioning analysis of four stories showshow decisions related to children's after-school hours were allocated among different actors. Two reoccurringdilemmas, Competent-dependent child stories and Unburdened-deficient mother stories, emergedfrom the data analysis as related to prevailing moral discourses on childhood and motherhood.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
after-school care, childhood, motherhood, life story, moral discourse
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261457DOI: 10.1111/chso.12110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-261457DiVA: diva2:850475