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Research group

Work, Family and Intimate Relations

About this group

Group information


Helen Peterson

Research subject

The research area ‘Family and Intimate Relations’ includes issues of intimate relationships, family practices, family policy, motherhood, fatherhood, heterosexual normativity, childhood, care, violence, work, gender, class, ethnicity, etc. Examples of the areas studied by our research group are the transition to parenthood, institutionalized motherhood, the organization of family life, relations between parents and children, victim constructions and violence, the family–work balance and the interplay between social science and family policy.

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Research Council Formas
  • The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)