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Utbildning är gratis här i Sverige,men det är en sanning med modifikation.: En kvalitativ studie om barnfattigdom i skolmiljö
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.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study about child poverty within the school environment. The purpose is to examine how financial resources can affect the social standings of teenagers and how that affects them in school; how the school system view and work with child poverty as well as how they act within the legal framework that requires the school to be free of charge. This was done through analyzing earlier research and conducting five interviews with personnel at three schools for children ages 13-15. Our results show that social standing can be affected by a lack of financial resources, partially due to not having certain mobile phones or brand clothing, partially because they cannot afford to join in on social activities. Furthermore, teenagers view child poverty as shameful and a risk factor for social exclusion. The schools all saw child poverty as a problem that they work with through preemptive methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Child poverty, legal guidelines, school, symbolic interactionism
Keyword [sv]
Barnfattigdom, rättsliga riktlinjer, skola, symbolisk interaktionism
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16282Archive number: SGSMK-2013-3OAI: diva2:694768
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
Available from: 2014-02-07 Created: 2014-02-07 Last updated: 2014-02-07Bibliographically approved

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