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Kateřina Glumbíková

Situation of Single Grandmothers with a Child in Substitute Family Care in Asylum Houses in the Moravian-Silesian Region


This article aims to describe and analyse the situation of single grandmothers in asylum houses for mothers with children in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The first part of the text is devoted to the description of the situation of single mothers in the Czech Republic. Later the methodological anchoring of the research will be presented. The research consists of quantitative and qualitative parts. The quantitative section refers to the frequency of grandmothers with a child in care in individual districts of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The results were measured by means of structured interviews with social workers from various asylum houses. The qualitative part is focused on the analysis of the factors that led the grandmothers to being in an asylum house. This section was based on interviews with three communication partners, i.e. grandmothers with a child in care in asylum houses in the Moravian-Silesian Region. In this research, the author aimed to obtain information useful for the development of social work for those working with this target group.


single mother, substitute family care, grandmother, asylum house, grounded theory

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