FSD3180 LGBT Mothers' Experiences of Break-Up 2016

The dataset is (C) available for research only (including Master's, doctoral and Polytechnic/University of Applied Sciences Master's theses). The dataset may not be used for teaching, study (e.g. seminar papers, essays) or other theses (Bachelor's theses or equivalent).

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  • Jauhiainen, Iida (University of Helsinki. Social work)


bisexuality, child custody, children, civil partnerships, divorced, female homosexuality, homosexuality, minority groups, parental role, partnerships (personal), same-sex relationships, sexual identity


This dataset contains interviews of seven Finnish LGBT mothers who discussed their experiences of ending a relationship. The themes of the interviews concern changes brought on by the breakup in their children's life situation and their own parenthood.

The interviewees discussed, among other things, what everyday life was like in the relationship, how the breakup happened and how it affected their life. In terms of the children, the interviewees discussed their custody arrangements and expressed their views on how the children experienced the breakup. Some interviewees also expressed their opinions on the Maternity Act, which was passed by Parliament in 2018.

Background information included date of the interview and the interviewee's gender and region of residence (NUTS3). The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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