FSD2398 Life Stories of Women Care Entrepreneurs

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  • Hasanen, Kirsi (University of Tampere. Department of Women's Studies)


businesses, entrepreneurs, home help, social services, women


The study charted how care entrepreneurs formed their professional identities. The data, collected in 2004-2005, consist of 33 life stories written by women who worked as entrepreneurs in the field of care all over Finland. The topics discussed in the life stories included reasons for becoming a care entrepreneur, creating the enterprise, operation, principles and values of the enterprise, difficulties, the future, and good sides of being an entrepreneur. The archived material includes 101 pages, and the length of a single life story ranges from 1 to 13 pages.

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