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Unemployment among Young People in Sweden: A study on relevant public services
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Our aim is to gain knowledge of some areas of public services available to unemployed youngpeople in Sweden and to study how these services are implemented in practical social work. It was toview that what services are conducted for unemployed young people, why these services conductedand the outcome. The mainly causes of unemployment, effects on unemployment and needs ofunemployed young people were also examined in this research. A qualitative research method waschosen in this study. Through four semi-structured interviews with social workers and intervieweesfrom Social Services and Swedish Public Employment Office, their experience and own optionsupon the subject were shared. The results of the study are presented in three themes and analysedfrom the perspective of empowerment theory and welfare theory. The main result of our study is thatservices conducted for unemployed young people as the implementation of public policy comprisesmulti-dimensions and social work professions played an important role to help with improvement oftheir situation by meeting their needs and solving the problems they have in various ways during theprocess of intervention. Outcome of the services showed both positive influence and negativelimitations need to be improved in future work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
unemployment, unemployed young people, welfare state, public services in Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13965Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V12-10OAI: diva2:611812
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-03-18 Last updated: 2013-03-27Bibliographically approved

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