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Barnfattigdom i Sverige, finns den?: En studie om Socialdemokraternas och Moderaternas välfärdspolitik mot den svenska fattigdomen sedan 1960-talet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Child Poverty in Sweden, does it exist? : A study of the Welfare Policy of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and the Moderate Party and the Poverty in Sweden since the 1960's (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is regarding the problematic facts about child poverty in Sweden. Since the beginning of the new millennium child poverty has increased, in Sweden. The last report which came out in the spring this year (2012) opened up for a lively political debate as well as big headlines in news papers and other media. The attention it got in Society became hard for the politicians to avoid. The Swedish section of Save the Children, demanded in their report concerning child poverty in Sweden that the Swedish Government need to do an inquiry about the increasing child poverty. 


Today in Sweden, there are two big parties, and they have been the biggest for a long time now. The two are Socialdemokraterna and Moderata Samlingspartiet. The first mentioned one is representing a socialist policy whilst the second one is representing a right-wing party. This study will deal with whether the parties have changed over time or not. The big question will be whether they have changed their opinions and positions since the beginning of 1960. This year is chosen in particular because it was during this period the largest development of the welfare state of Sweden started. It will be about if the parties changed according to, in particular poverty in Sweden. There are two main questions that I intend to answer throughout the text, to finally analyze the questions in the last part of this essay.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Child Poverty, Poverty, Social Democratic Party, Moderate Party, Selective Policy, Universalism
Keyword [sv]
Barnfattigdom, Fattigdom, Socialdemokraterna, Moderaterna, Selektiv välfärdspolitik, Generell välfärdspolitik
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20161OAI: diva2:535170
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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