Challenging discourse in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers'

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Karen Bridget Murray
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
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June 2008
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Halifax, NS

Using discourses on “lone mothers” as a case study, this research paper explores some of the dilemmas of conducting health policy research focused on particular social groups. The paper highlights the importance of health research that takes a reflexive stance towards the role of researchers in creating and augmenting negative and stigmatizing social classifications.

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