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|Other Titles:||The Motherhood Experiences of an Urban Working Class Aboriginal Woman: The Course of Bearing, Acceptance, Unspoken Hardships, and Resilience|
National Taiwan Normal University Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Different social positions come with different environmental conditions and resources, as well as varied motherhood experiences. This study explored the life experiences of motherhood implementation as exemplified by an urban aboriginal mother from the labor class and with multiple vulnerable social positions including economics, class, gender, race, and so on.The qualitative research method was adopted. An aboriginal mother whose children had just reached adulthood was invited to reflect on the life experiences of motherhood. The results show that: The course of motherhood can be divided into four stages: "bearing" during early marriage, "acceptance" after giving birth, "unspoken hardships" after receiving formal employment and "resilience" before and after changing jobs, which are characterized by five features: 1. Actively seeking employment and flexibly switching work modes. Employment is the display of motherhood, while formal employment gives rise to spousal and parental conflicts; 2. Seven factors contribute to the ups and downs in life experiences, including motherhood awareness, family economy, children's development phases, routine for work and children, the spouse's parental involvement, parental expectations, and children's performance; 3. There is high willingness to bear children. Motherhood comprises "regimented motherhood" and "duties of motherhood"; 4. The awareness of middle class Han Chinese mothers from is adopted to provide financial support and organize the "collaborative motherhood network" that is reactionary, but it is also the ideal extension of motherhood; 5. Focusing on the financial situation and the need for security, capital for promoting children's upward mobility is accumulated. The mother has high expectations for her children and low expectations for gain in return. The mother is also willing to be her children's shelter for life.Based on the results, the main considerations for the establishment of relevant policies were put forth
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