La diversité des trajectoires de recomposition familiale : une perspective québécoise

Authors: Saint-Jacques, Marie-Christine; Gherghel, Ana; Drapeau, Sylvie; Gagné, Marie-Hélène; Parent, ClaudineRobitaille, CarolineGodbout, Elisabeth
Abstract: Life-trajectories diversity in the implementation of stepfamilies. A Quebec outlook. The article outlines the results of a qualitative study using the life-cycle theory with the intention of indicating the diversity of trajectories in the formation of stepfamilies Three criteria were applied to develop a classification of trajectories of the individuals questioned : the respondent’s status in the family, the number of partnerships and the parental position in relation to other experienced family episodes. Five trajectories were highlighted : parents meeting other parents ; becoming a parent within a stepfamily ; individuals briefly passing through a stepfamily, serial family trajectories and finally persons starting their life in a stepfamily. The results indicated extensive variation in type and sequencing of episodes forming each of these trajectories and emphasise that some of them are more characteristic of specific types of respondents. The article also strives to illustrate how trajectory implementation influences or is influenced by the manner in which partner and family roles are fulfilled and by the type of relations bringing together various members of the stepfamily
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 6 June 2009
Open Access Date: 11 April 2017
Document version: AM
This document was published in: Politiques sociales et familiales, Vol. 96 (1), 27–40 (2009)
Caisse nationale des allocations familiales
Alternative version: 10.3406/caf.2009.2455
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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