In 2012 Therése Wissö presented the thesis The everyday lives of parents of small children. Care, moral and social capital. The thesis was based on qualitative interviews with mothers and fathers of small children and illustrates how parents create their daily routines in relation to society at large with its formal, informal and market-related actors. The analysis shows how daily routines are negotiated in relation to various resources, as well as to norms regarding gender, family and parenthood. The study also includes interviews with child health nurses and their perception of parent’s daily life and need for support. This occupational group meets nearly all parents of small children in Sweden, and one of their duties involves providing support.
Therése is a member of the research network Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Cultures (University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work)
Therése Wissö is currently involved in following research projects concerning parenthood and fatherhood: