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On the Verge of Adulthood - a case study of formal and informal social protection for young people with intellectual disabilities in Central Java

Stevnhoved Rasmussen, Signe LU (2016) UTVK03 20161
Sociology
Abstract
Young people with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia face difficulties living up to the financial and social independence criteria of social adulthood. Many will need care- and livelihood support throughout their adult lives. This case study aims to examine how formal and informal social protection for persons with intellectual disabilities is organized in a semi-urban city in Central Java. Social protection here being understood as coverage of care- and livelihood needs. Empirical data was collected through a 10-week minor field study. Ethnographic qualitative methods were applied through participant observations and semi-structured interviews with parents and guardians of young persons with intellectual disabilities and several key... (More)
Young people with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia face difficulties living up to the financial and social independence criteria of social adulthood. Many will need care- and livelihood support throughout their adult lives. This case study aims to examine how formal and informal social protection for persons with intellectual disabilities is organized in a semi-urban city in Central Java. Social protection here being understood as coverage of care- and livelihood needs. Empirical data was collected through a 10-week minor field study. Ethnographic qualitative methods were applied through participant observations and semi-structured interviews with parents and guardians of young persons with intellectual disabilities and several key informants. The empirical data was analyzed by means of several theoretical concepts appropriate for theorizing barriers to social protection and organization of formal and informal social protection. Apart from these concepts, the care diamond (Razavi, 2007) was applied to organize strategies of social protection into the four welfare sectors of: family, not-for-profit, state, and market. The findings of the study show that, although various actors are involved, social protection for persons with intellectual disabilities is primarily informal and provided by members of the nuclear family. Further research is suggested to develop theories on the coverage of care and livelihood needs of adult persons with intellectual disabilities in developing countries. (Less)
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Stevnhoved Rasmussen, Signe LU
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UTVK03 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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care diamond, Central Java, formal and informal social protection, Indonesia, intellectual disability, social adulthood, stigma
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English
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8881602
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  abstract     = {Young people with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia face difficulties living up to the financial and social independence criteria of social adulthood. Many will need care- and livelihood support throughout their adult lives. This case study aims to examine how formal and informal social protection for persons with intellectual disabilities is organized in a semi-urban city in Central Java. Social protection here being understood as coverage of care- and livelihood needs. Empirical data was collected through a 10-week minor field study. Ethnographic qualitative methods were applied through participant observations and semi-structured interviews with parents and guardians of young persons with intellectual disabilities and several key informants. The empirical data was analyzed by means of several theoretical concepts appropriate for theorizing barriers to social protection and organization of formal and informal social protection. Apart from these concepts, the care diamond (Razavi, 2007) was applied to organize strategies of social protection into the four welfare sectors of: family, not-for-profit, state, and market. The findings of the study show that, although various actors are involved, social protection for persons with intellectual disabilities is primarily informal and provided by members of the nuclear family. Further research is suggested to develop theories on the coverage of care and livelihood needs of adult persons with intellectual disabilities in developing countries.},
  author       = {Stevnhoved Rasmussen, Signe},
  keyword      = {care diamond,Central Java,formal and informal social protection,Indonesia,intellectual disability,social adulthood,stigma},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {On the Verge of Adulthood - a case study of formal and informal social protection for young people with intellectual disabilities in Central Java},
  year         = {2016},
}