FSD3180 LGBT Mothers' Experiences of Break-Up 2016

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Study title

LGBT Mothers' Experiences of Break-Up 2016

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


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.


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

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Finnish Social Science Data Archive


The dataset is (C) available for research only (including e.g. Master's, licentiate and doctoral theses).

Data Collector

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

Collection Dates

2016-05 – 2016-06



Geographical Coverage


Analysis/Observation Unit Type




LGBT mothers who had undergone a breakup

Time Method


Sampling Procedure

Non-probability: Availability

An invitation to participate was shared in the electronic newsletter and Facebook group of the association Sateenkaariperheet ry. The mothers contacted the data collector themselves and also shared information about the study to their acquaintances.

Collection Mode


Research Instrument

Interview scheme and/or themes

Data Processing

The depositor anonymised the data. The data were converted into TXT format at FSD.

Data Files

Seven transcribed interviews in TXT format totaling approximately 90 pages. In addition, HTML files were formed from the data at FSD.

Data File Language

The data files of this dataset are available in the following languages: Finnish.

Qualitative data are available in their original language only and are not translated.

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The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical Citation

Jauhiainen, Iida (University of Helsinki): LGBT Mothers' Experiences of Break-Up 2016 [dataset]. Version 1.0 (2017-12-19). Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor]. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3180

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The user shall notify the archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.


The original data creators and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the reuse of the data.

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See downloadable files at the top of the page.

Related Materials

Jauhiainen, Iida (2017) Sateenkaariperheiden äitien kokemukset parisuhteen päättymisestä. Pro gradu -tutkielma, Helsingin yliopisto.

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Jauhiainen, Iida (2017) Sateenkaariperheiden äitien kokemukset parisuhteen päättymisestä. Pro gradu -tutkielma, Helsingin yliopisto.

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