Project Abstract

The study aims to explore what it means to regret parenthood. By examining online forums and interviewing parents about regret, the study intends to explore how feelings of regret arises, is experienced, handled and treated, and which consequences these feelings have for the individual. Parenthood regret is an unexplored topicin the Nordic context. Previous research comes from countries that differ from the Swedish context in terms of social norms as well as family policies and welfare. The current study contributes with an interdisciplinary perspective on parenthood regret, and brings together medical, psychological, philosophical, gender and historical perspectives.

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About the Project

Duration

2021–2022

Funding

Kjell och Märta Beijers Stiftelse

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Last modified: 2021-02-12