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Aktivering av arbetslösa ungdomar - en kvalitativ studie om myndighetspersoners syn på aktiveringsprocessen

Borg, Linnea LU and Lundin, Rebecca LU (2015) SOPA63 20142
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how social workers and employment agency advisers choose and evaluates activation programs addressed to unemployed young adults. To narrow down our research area, we chose to focus on the activation programs for young adults in the age of 18-24 who haven’t got any psychological or physical limitations to start working.
Based on the purpose of this study, we narrowed it down to three main questions as following: How do workers perceive the function and purpose of the activation programs? How do workers evaluates which activation programs is suitable? How do the workers perceive the young adults influence and autonomy in the decision process for activation programs? To be able to answer our questions,... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how social workers and employment agency advisers choose and evaluates activation programs addressed to unemployed young adults. To narrow down our research area, we chose to focus on the activation programs for young adults in the age of 18-24 who haven’t got any psychological or physical limitations to start working.
Based on the purpose of this study, we narrowed it down to three main questions as following: How do workers perceive the function and purpose of the activation programs? How do workers evaluates which activation programs is suitable? How do the workers perceive the young adults influence and autonomy in the decision process for activation programs? To be able to answer our questions, we used qualitative research and semi-structured interviews followed by transcriptions and analyzing, based on Lipskys and Johanssons standpoint on street-level bureaucrats and the social construction of clients. We saw that the activation programs are vary in both function and purpose, though the aim for the young adults is not always to go straight out into the labor market, it’s about giving them resources to in the long term manage to enter the labormarket and become self-sufficient. For the street-level bureaucrats to be able to decide which activation program is accurate to a certain individual or group, street-level bureaucracies most first categorize the clients into different groups sorted by their ability to work. The street-level bureaucrats found it important to see the young adults for where they are in their life and have their best interest in mind. The young adults was someway involved in the decision process but was, just like the street-level bureaucrats restricted by limited access, organizational determinations and the changeable politics. (Less)
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author
Borg, Linnea LU and Lundin, Rebecca LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20142
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
activation, youth unemployment, street-level bureaucracy, social service, employment agency
language
Swedish
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4939127
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how social workers and employment agency advisers choose and evaluates activation programs addressed to unemployed young adults. To narrow down our research area, we chose to focus on the activation programs for young adults in the age of 18-24 who haven’t got any psychological or physical limitations to start working. 
Based on the purpose of this study, we narrowed it down to three main questions as following: How do workers perceive the function and purpose of the activation programs? How do workers evaluates which activation programs is suitable? How do the workers perceive the young adults influence and autonomy in the decision process for activation programs? To be able to answer our questions, we used qualitative research and semi-structured interviews followed by transcriptions and analyzing, based on Lipskys and Johanssons standpoint on street-level bureaucrats and the social construction of clients. We saw that the activation programs are vary in both function and purpose, though the aim for the young adults is not always to go straight out into the labor market, it’s about giving them resources to in the long term manage to enter the labormarket and become self-sufficient. For the street-level bureaucrats to be able to decide which activation program is accurate to a certain individual or group, street-level bureaucracies most first categorize the clients into different groups sorted by their ability to work. The street-level bureaucrats found it important to see the young adults for where they are in their life and have their best interest in mind. The young adults was someway involved in the decision process but was, just like the street-level bureaucrats restricted by limited access, organizational determinations and the changeable politics.},
  author       = {Borg, Linnea and Lundin, Rebecca},
  keyword      = {activation,youth unemployment,street-level bureaucracy,social service,employment agency},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Aktivering av arbetslösa ungdomar - en kvalitativ studie om myndighetspersoners syn på aktiveringsprocessen},
  year         = {2015},
}