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Könsdiskriminering mot män inom vårdnadstvister?: existerar könsdiskriminering inom vårdnadstvister och upplever fäderna ett könsdiskriminerande bemötande från socialtjänsten?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender discrimination against fathers in custody disputes? : does gender discrimination against men exist in custody disputes and, if so, how do the fathers perceive the treatment from social services? (English)
Abstract [sv]

SAMMANFATTNING

Studiens syfte var att undersöka om det förekommer könsdiskriminering mot fäder i vårdnadstvister. Frågeställningar och syften som användes var: (1) Att undersöka om könsdiskriminering mot pappor i vårdnadstvister existerar. (2) Om och hur pappor upplever ett könsdiskriminerande bemötande på familjerättsenheter. För att besvara frågeställningarna användes en mixad design bestående av en kvantitativ vinjettstudie och en kvalitativ analys av texter. Vinjettstudien riktades mot familjerättssekreterare inom socialtjänsten som i sitt yrke arbetar med frågor som hanterar vårdnad, boende och umgänge i vårdnadstvister mellan två vårdnadshavare. Inom den kvalitativa delen, annonserade författarna till studien efter fäders egna upplevelser av en vårdnadstvist. Annonseringen skedde på ett pappaforum på internet. Resultaten analyserades i ett mångdimensionellt perspektiv. Resultaten i vinjettstudien visade inte på diskriminering när respondenterna skulle göra riskbedömningar efter kön. Däremot hittades diskriminering mot fäder när respondenterna skulle bedöma vårdnad, boende och umgänge. Här bedömdes modern som den bäst lämpade trots att vårdnadshavarna hade identiska bakgrunder. I den kvalitativa tolkningen av fäders texter var det mest framträdande att de var övertygade om att deras biologiska kön var en belastning i en vårdnadstvist.

Abstract [en]

Gender discrimination against fathers in custody disputes?

Does gender discrimination against men exist in custody disputes and, if so, how do the fathers perceive the treatment from social services?

ABSTRACT

The objective of the study was to examine whether gender discrimination against fathers exists in custody disputes. The issues and aims used were: (1) To examine whether gender discrimination against fathers exists in custody disputes. (2) If and how fathers perceive a gender discriminating treatment from family law departments. In order to answer the issues a mixed design consisting of a quantitative vignette study and a qualitative analysis of texts was used. The vignette study was directed towards social workers working within family law departments who handle issues regarding custody, residency and access in custody disputes between two guardians. Within the qualitative part, the authors advertised for fathers' personal experiences of a custody dispute. The announcement was made on a forum on the internet, especially aimed at fathers. The results were analysed through a multidimensional perspective. The results of the vignette study showed no evidence of discrimination regarding the respondents risk assessments based on gender. However, the study revealed discrimination against fathers when the respondents were to assess matters regarding custody, residency and access. Here the mother was deemed as the most suitable, despite the fact that the guardians had identical backgrounds. In the qualitative interpretation of texts written by fathers the most prominent was that they were convinced that their gender was a encumbrance in a custody dispute.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Custody dispute, gender discrimination againt fathers, gender discrimination in custody disputes
Keywords [sv]
Vårdnadstvist, Könsdiskriminering mot fäder, Könsdiskriminering i vårdnadstvister
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11498Archive number: SGSMKC-H11-41OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-11498DiVA, id: diva2:500624
Subject / course
Sociology
Educational program
Social work
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-21 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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