Samhällets syn på fattigdom: En jämförelse av begreppen "nödtorftig vård" och "skälig levnadsnivå"
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this bachelor's thesis in social work has been to examine whether society's perception of poverty and poor people has changed over the more than 160 years have passed since the first national Poor regulation was enacted in Sweden. With a social constructionist approach and inspired by the critical discourse analysis we have conducted two studies to find answers to what differences and similarities between the concepts of scanty care (1847) and standards of living (2002). A study based on previous research was conducted to examine how society's perception of poverty has changed and designed in a historical perspective. We also conducted a textual analysis of relevant legal texts and legislative history to show how these texts reflect the society's official view of poverty based interventions targeted to poor people.
The two sub-studies show that the concepts at different times in history has been crucial for the community support poor people were entitled to. Our overall conclusion is that despite today's advanced social policy there are many obvious similarities between the concepts of scanty care and standards of living. For example, there are similarities in the conjecture-driven individuals for warranted to support and which counterclaims society put on the individuals who are in need of society's ultimate financial safety net.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 62 p.
poverty, sweden, history, laws, social reforms, scanty care, standards of living
fattigdom, sverige, historiskt, lagar, sociala reformer, nödtorftig vård, skälig levnadsnivå
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-14967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-14967DiVA: diva2:415620
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law