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Mellan arbete och arbetslöshet: Ungdomars upplevelser, attityder och sociala nätverk
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study about adolescents in the ages 19-25, three who are unemployed and three that have work and are from three municipalities in Norrbotten County. The theoretical concepts that the study use are; social networks, social capital, social exclusion and employment security, as well as studies of Willis (1983), Bolinder (2006), Piippola (2010) and Håkansson (2011). The aim of the study is to explore young people's experience and attitudes to work, unemployment, education and the future, and what are the factors that lead to work.Most of the informants are suffering from unemployment and valued work valued highly and can provide their own housing. The temporary and part-time jobs available to young people do postpone adulthood, future income, association participation and family formation. Unemployment and low income makes it difficult to get into the housing market and they are exposed to social exclusion. (Vogel & Råbäck, 2003; Giddens and Birdsall, 2003).Working class do not have qualitative claims on work like the middle class does, the middle class see theory/education as a way to move in society, while working class dislike theory/education and it must be closely linked to practice (Willis 1983). The middle class has more social capital, the useful contacts which might provide work than the working class (Bourdieu, 2007).It is not only education which give work opportunities for young people, also to participatein associations can reduce the risk of unemployment by 80 percent (Håkansson, 2011).Young people's association participation is decreasing in society though. Social networksare of great importance in the search for work for the informants but can also be a presentand future obstacles to move for a job (Piippola, 2010). The two informants who've movedup to Norrbotten county has lost their social networks and thus, their social capital.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Ungdomar, arbete, arbetslöshet, social klass
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47457Local ID: 4ff4b3d5-a864-47db-81e1-ecb146d80d32OAI: diva2:1020781
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20120617 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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