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Genuskonstruktioner i ekonomiskt bistånd

Thulander, Mikaela LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this paper was to examine how gender is made in social work regarding economic aid. More specific if the social workers make differences in their assessments from gender, regarding economic aid. The aim was also to see if the social workers make certain attributes gender specific. This is important because the financial assistance is handled at the social service office, an organization that has great normative attributes. The material that this paper is based on was collected from qualitative interviews, with a vignette part, with social workers on a social service office on a medium-sized city in the county of Skåne, Sweden. The study shows that social workers make differences, although small and subtle, in the way they talk... (More)
The aim of this paper was to examine how gender is made in social work regarding economic aid. More specific if the social workers make differences in their assessments from gender, regarding economic aid. The aim was also to see if the social workers make certain attributes gender specific. This is important because the financial assistance is handled at the social service office, an organization that has great normative attributes. The material that this paper is based on was collected from qualitative interviews, with a vignette part, with social workers on a social service office on a medium-sized city in the county of Skåne, Sweden. The study shows that social workers make differences, although small and subtle, in the way they talk about the clients and what characteristics they presume they have based on gender. The result of this study has shown tendencies that social workers do play a role in the making of gender, though they do not always want to recognize that. (Less)
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Thulander, Mikaela LU
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organization
alternative title
Gender constructions and economic aid
course
SOPA63 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gender, social work, economic aid
language
Swedish
id
8900307
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2017-01-20 13:40:15
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper was to examine how gender is made in social work regarding economic aid. More specific if the social workers make differences in their assessments from gender, regarding economic aid. The aim was also to see if the social workers make certain attributes gender specific. This is important because the financial assistance is handled at the social service office, an organization that has great normative attributes. The material that this paper is based on was collected from qualitative interviews, with a vignette part, with social workers on a social service office on a medium-sized city in the county of Skåne, Sweden. The study shows that social workers make differences, although small and subtle, in the way they talk about the clients and what characteristics they presume they have based on gender. The result of this study has shown tendencies that social workers do play a role in the making of gender, though they do not always want to recognize that.},
  author       = {Thulander, Mikaela},
  keyword      = {Gender,social work,economic aid},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Genuskonstruktioner i ekonomiskt bistånd},
  year         = {2017},
}