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Den kommunala Arbetsmarknadsenhetens relation till Arbetsförmedlingen och Socialförvaltningen: med fokus satt på legitimitet och samverkan
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 thesis
Abstract [en]

The unemployment rate in Sweden is increasing even though there are more and more municipal activation policies established. The activation policies aim is to decrease the unemployment but that is not yet happening. This problem has led us to go through with this study.

The aim of this study was, from an organizational perspective, to examine and describe how the interaction works between the Municipal Employment Services, Employment Office and Social Services in a Swedish medium sized municipality. Special focus was upon the legitimacy of the Municipal Employment Services.  This study was based on nine semi-structured interviews with managers and employers within the organizations in this study. Through a qualitative analyze we found themes such as activation policy, cooperation between the organizations and the legitimacy of the Municipal Employment Services to represent the result.

The overall result of this study showed that the participants integrate and cooperate with each other. However, there are difficulties in the cooperation and many of them are due to lack of guidance on how to cooperate with each other. The Municipal Employment Services legitimacy in the municipality of this study has shown to be high in working with unemployment in the matter of giving them a work practice. However, the Municipal Employment Services legitimacy does not reach the same level in the matter of getting the unemployed clients employed on the job market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 59 p.
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsmarknadsenhet, aktiveringsåtgärd, arbetslinjen, nyinstutionell teori, samverkan, legitimitet
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29680OAI: diva2:656946
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2013-10-23Bibliographically approved

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