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Om synen på ”utanförskap”: Socialsekreterare och nämndpolitiker om arbetslösa unga vuxna med försörjningsproblem.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
On the views of ”utanförskap” : Social secretaries and the board of politicians about young adults with supply problems. (English)
Abstract [en]

During the study's first stage we noticed that the Swedish term ” utanförskap” was constructed for political purposes, the term’s ambiguity what was first raised our interest. Therefore the aims of this study was to examine how social workers at the social welfare office and the labor market related project Framtid Kronoberg  as well as politicians within the administration of Arbete & Välfärd (Work & Welfare) relates to utanförskap as a social phenomenon. The study’s second aim was to examine how the aforementioned persons consider utanförskap to be counteracted among young adults. The study has shown that the interviewees have different opinions regarding the meaning of utanförskap. Furthermore the study shows that there is a consensus regarding activation as the solution for utanförskap through either employment or by attending labor market related activities. The study has also shown that the activation requirements made by the politicians of the administration, with the purpose of placing young adults on social welfare in labor market activities consists of continuous controls and sanctions when deviation is noted.

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Keyword [en]
social exclusion, social problems, ”workfare”, activation policy, construction of social problems.
Keyword [sv]
utanförskap, sociala problem, aktiveringspolitik, sysselsättning, konstruktion av sociala problem.
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24175OAI: diva2:604341
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-09 Last updated: 2013-02-11Bibliographically approved

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