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Varför barn fortfarande vräks: En kvalitativ jämförande studie om socialtjänstens användande av disciplin i ärenden där barn riskerar att vräkas
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine whether the degree of discipline in social services may be the reason why more children are evicted in one municipality in Stockholm, compared to another. Since our purpose was to study the degree of discipline in social services work with eviction cases where children are concerned, discipline is therefore a central part of the study. The interest in the subject arose from our prior understanding that social services approach to discipline may affect the extent of evictions. In order to answer the study’s question at issue, a qualitative interview was conducted to create an understanding of the discipline and a vignette study was conducted to compare the social workers assessments in two municipalities in Stockholm, Högstad and Lågby. The study's interviews and vignette study was complemented with previous research related to the topic. The theoretical perspective was the basis for the analysis of the empirical study and consisted interconnection of theory by Michel Foucaults as well as Greta Marie Skaus and Erich Fromms perspective which helped us create a better understanding of the discipline in social services. In conclusion, we discussed thoughts and ideas that arose during the study and the results show, among other things, obvious elements of discipline in social services. Additional knowledge from the study contributed to increased understanding was in which way the social services approach to discipline affects their assessments in eviction cases where children are concerned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Children, eviction, rental debt, zero vision, social service, economic aid, discipline
Keyword [sv]
Barn, vräkning, hyresskuld, nollvision, socialtjänsten, ekonomiskt bistånd, makt, disciplin
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19553OAI: diva2:642184
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2013-08-21Bibliographically approved

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