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Ålder spelar ingen roll, men ålder spelar roll. Hur ålder i förhållande till kön tar sig i uttryck i arbetet med ensamkommande flyktingbarn

Saliba, Rania LU and Gomez Paloma, Irene LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how young employees working at a housing unit for unaccompanied refugee minors experience that the relation to their clients and colleagues is affected by their age and gender. We found the intersectional perspective to be a useful theory for our analysis as well as the concept of age-coding and age-categorization.The study was based on qualitative interviews with eight employees in the age of 21-25 years. The group of respondents consisted of four men and four women. Five useful themes were identified in the answers given by the respondents. Researchers suggests that the symbolic value of age should be analyzed in comparison to the significance that is attributed to gender, by which biological... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how young employees working at a housing unit for unaccompanied refugee minors experience that the relation to their clients and colleagues is affected by their age and gender. We found the intersectional perspective to be a useful theory for our analysis as well as the concept of age-coding and age-categorization.The study was based on qualitative interviews with eight employees in the age of 21-25 years. The group of respondents consisted of four men and four women. Five useful themes were identified in the answers given by the respondents. Researchers suggests that the symbolic value of age should be analyzed in comparison to the significance that is attributed to gender, by which biological attestations are seen in relation to some specific qualities. The respondents experienced their age to procure advantage in the relation to the young refugees but became a disadvantage when combined with their gender. This study contributes to the discussion about the social workers characteristics in relation to their clients. (Less)
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Saliba, Rania LU and Gomez Paloma, Irene LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20171
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
ageism, age-coding, age-categories, intersection between age and gender, social work, young social workers
language
Swedish
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8910813
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2017-06-09 09:51:27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how young employees working at a housing unit for unaccompanied refugee minors experience that the relation to their clients and colleagues is affected by their age and gender. We found the intersectional perspective to be a useful theory for our analysis as well as the concept of age-coding and age-categorization.The study was based on qualitative interviews with eight employees in the age of 21-25 years. The group of respondents consisted of four men and four women. Five useful themes were identified in the answers given by the respondents. Researchers suggests that the symbolic value of age should be analyzed in comparison to the significance that is attributed to gender, by which biological attestations are seen in relation to some specific qualities. The respondents experienced their age to procure advantage in the relation to the young refugees but became a disadvantage when combined with their gender. This study contributes to the discussion about the social workers characteristics in relation to their clients.},
  author       = {Saliba, Rania and Gomez Paloma, Irene},
  keyword      = {ageism,age-coding,age-categories,intersection between age and gender,social work,young social workers},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ålder spelar ingen roll, men ålder spelar roll. Hur ålder i förhållande till kön tar sig i uttryck i arbetet med ensamkommande flyktingbarn},
  year         = {2017},
}