Young mothers in Parkstad Limburg, the Netherlands

Marijke Sniekers


The research focuses on young mothers living in the region of Parkstad Limburg in the Netherlands. It explores the lives of these mothers and studies their experiences and practices as mothers and youth in this demographically shrinking region. The study takes a social perspective on shrinkage by focusing on young mothers and their social environment. The research aims to collect emic views of these mothers to uncover their agency and resources, by using the research methods of in-depth interviews, participant observation and focus group discussions.

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