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Från behov till bistånd: Föreställningen om kön och dess betydelse vid biståndsbedömning enligt LSS
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From need to assistance : The conception of gender and its significance assistance assessments in according with LSS (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to research whether or not gender has an impact on assessments regarding the support for persons with special nedds (LSS personkrets 3). Administrators working in disability care are to make decisions on the basis of the individual's needs when assessing the need for aid and support. This study is based on qualitative interviews, with six administrators, and one head of operations. The empirical data collected has been thoroughly analysed from a gender perspective, rooted in Butler's theory regarding performativity and subversive actions, as well as Connell's gender regime, and Hirdman's gender contracts. Results show that administrators have ackknowledged and noticed differences in how male and female users express their needs, where the difference lies in the communication; females seem more reserved and shy, whereas males seem more outward and extroverted. The interviews indicate that administrators from chosen municipalities have a poor gender awareness, and seem not to apply gender perspectives in their work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, disability, assistance assessments, assistance officer, social work
Keyword [sv]
kön, genus, funktionsnedsättning, biståndsbedömning, biståndshandläggare, LSS
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37297OAI: diva2:750178
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-10-07 Created: 2014-09-26 Last updated: 2014-10-07Bibliographically approved

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