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Det är ingen slump, det handlar om klass: Om klasstillhörighetens relevans för klientens möjligheter och begränsningar i den svenska socialtjänsten
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Class matters : About social class and its relevance to the clients within the Swedish social services (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to illuminate social worker’s perception of social class within the Swedish social service system. This study therefor examine if social class contributes to the production and reproduction of the client and what impact social class has on the interaction between client and social workers. The study was conducted with qualitative semi-structured interviews with social workers from three different departments of social service. The theoretical approach is Yeheskel Hasenfeld’s theory about moral practices in welfare organisations, Michael Lipsky and Roine Johansson’s theories about client construction and Pierre Bourdieu’s class theory. The conclusion of this study is that social class affects individual conditions and opportunities in Swedish social service. Social worker’s perceptions of social class have an impact on the construction of clients and will affect what level of service a client receives. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
class, social class, social workers, client construction
Keyword [sv]
klass, klasstillhörighet, socialarbetare, klientkonstruktion
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45108OAI: diva2:826797
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-06-26 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-06-26Bibliographically approved

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