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Ekonomiskt bistånd - ett genusperspektiv på handläggarnas förhållningssätt till heterosexuella par
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
Financial assistance - A gender perspective on administrator's approach to hetrosexual couples (English)
Abstract [en]

Income support is granted to those who are not by themselves or in any other way able toachieve a decent standard of living. Assessment of entitlement to income support is based onan individual evaluation and equal treatment (Kjellbom, 2009). Administrators of economicaid should therefore not judge clients differently depending on, for example, gender. The aimof this study was to commence from a gender perspective in understanding howadministrators of economic aid think of equality and inequality between the sexes whenheterosexual couples apply for income support. Based on this objective we arrived at twomain formulations of questions; how administrators of economic aid deliberate aroundequality and inequality between sexes in connection to applications for financial support, aswell as which variables in organisations sustain or discourage inequalities between genders inaid management. Previous research demonstrates that gender inequalities have been sustainedwithin organisations and that has been the basis for our study. The method used is qualitativeinterviews. The study's result is based on eight interviews with administrators at centres foreconomic aid at two medium-sized municipalities in Sweden. Our theoretical starting positionhas been power relations and gender perspective. Our result demonstrates that theadministrators’ perception of a lack of guidelines regarding the pay-out of income supportcontributes to retaining power relations between genders when heterosexual couples apply forincome support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Sex, Gender, Equality, Income support, Inequality, Financial assistance
Keyword [sv]
kön, genus, jämställdhet, försörjningsstöd, ojämlikhet, ekonomiskt bistånd
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Social Sciences Sociology Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39196OAI: diva2:781702
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-18 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved

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