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Skilsmässor bland invandrare - "hon ville ha det på ett annat sätt och det var där det började"

Iivonen, Satu and Persson, Åsa (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The main purpose of this essay was to study immigrants and social assistants view on why immigrants go through divorce, and why so many marriages among immigrants end in divorce. Do immigrants seek help when they go through divorce? What kind of methods does the social assistants use when they try to help immigrants with marital problems? Is it possible that shortcomings in the professional methods may be conducive to divorce? What effect does powers structures within the family have on marital problems? What do the clients think of the help they receive, and what kind of understanding do the social assistants have for the immigrants' marital problems? We did a qualitative study, and interviewed seven people. Three are immigrants who are... (More)
The main purpose of this essay was to study immigrants and social assistants view on why immigrants go through divorce, and why so many marriages among immigrants end in divorce. Do immigrants seek help when they go through divorce? What kind of methods does the social assistants use when they try to help immigrants with marital problems? Is it possible that shortcomings in the professional methods may be conducive to divorce? What effect does powers structures within the family have on marital problems? What do the clients think of the help they receive, and what kind of understanding do the social assistants have for the immigrants' marital problems? We did a qualitative study, and interviewed seven people. Three are immigrants who are divorced, two work as family counsellors and two work as family law secretaries. We found that the different groups had a similar view on reasons for divorce among immigrants. All of them mentioned the women's increasing power as one cause for the high divorce numbers among immigrants. The main difference between the family counsellors and the family law secretaries was that the family counsellors were not inclined to talk about structural factors to the same extent that the family law secretaries were. (Less)
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author
Iivonen, Satu and Persson, Åsa
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358896
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The main purpose of this essay was to study immigrants and social assistants view on why immigrants go through divorce, and why so many marriages among immigrants end in divorce. Do immigrants seek help when they go through divorce? What kind of methods does the social assistants use when they try to help immigrants with marital problems? Is it possible that shortcomings in the professional methods may be conducive to divorce? What effect does powers structures within the family have on marital problems? What do the clients think of the help they receive, and what kind of understanding do the social assistants have for the immigrants' marital problems? We did a qualitative study, and interviewed seven people. Three are immigrants who are divorced, two work as family counsellors and two work as family law secretaries. We found that the different groups had a similar view on reasons for divorce among immigrants. All of them mentioned the women's increasing power as one cause for the high divorce numbers among immigrants. The main difference between the family counsellors and the family law secretaries was that the family counsellors were not inclined to talk about structural factors to the same extent that the family law secretaries were.},
  author       = {Iivonen, Satu and Persson, Åsa},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skilsmässor bland invandrare - "hon ville ha det på ett annat sätt och det var där det började"},
  year         = {2003},
}