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Tiggaren i välfärdsstaten Sverige: En kvalitativ studie om socialarbetares föreställningar om tiggare
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Om tidigare grupper av tiggare främst identifierats som ”etniska” svenskar, består den nya gruppen huvudsakligen av utsatta EU-medborgare med romskt ursprung. Följande studie avsåg undersöka om socialsekreterares föreställningar om tiggare kan komma att påverka hur de väljer att använda sitt handlingsutrymme. Genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med handläggare inom ekonomiskt bistånd samt en innehållsanalys av de lagrum som rör socialtjänstens myndighetsutövning riktade mot gruppen, har en del betydelsefulla föreställningar identifierats. Parallellt med medkänsla tenderade de intervjuade biståndsbedömarna att förskjuta ansvaret för målgruppen till nationer och strukturer utanför Sveriges gränser. Likaså föreslog ingen av informanterna att EU-medborgarna, på lika villkor som svenska medborgare, bör inkluderas i de svenska välfärdssystemen. Biståndsbedömarnas exkluderande och skillnadgörande föreställningar om målgruppen tolkas som ett led i socialtjänstens och lagstiftningens målrationella utformning. Resultatet av välfärdssystemets utformning blir att den utsatta EU-medborgaren osynliggörs.

Abstract [en]

If the earlier consumptions of beggars were defined as "ethnic" swedes, nowadays the group of beggars are mainly accredited as vulnerable EU-citizens of Roma origin. The following study investigated if the conceptions of the beggars can contribute to the social secretary’s ability to affect their discretion. Through semi-structured interviews involving with the administrators of the social work and also including a content analysis of the law section adapting to the authority, some important concepts have been detected. The empirical data contribute to showing how operators in welfare tend to have a habit of displacing responsibility to outside of Sweden. The absquatulate the social workers reflected in the interviews was intertwined with compassion and a behavior of transferring the responsibility for the target group to other nations and structures outside of Sweden. Nevertheless, none of the informants suggested that EU-citizens, on the same conditions as Swedish citizens, should be included in the Swedish welfare. The representatives of social work and their contributions of difference-making, thus their excluding conception of the target group is considered to be a result of social service and governmental conformation. To summarize, the results we can recognize within the investigation of the welfare-systems connection to the EU-citizen, is according to the critics that the the vulnerable EU-citizen has lost his rights and position in a society where beggars can only function as ”invisible”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Globalization, roma, welfare systems, ethnocentrism, exclusion
Keywords [sv]
Globalisering, romer, välfärdssystem, etnocentrism, exkludering
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37199OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-37199DiVA, id: diva2:1154575
Subject / course
Social Work
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Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2018-01-19Bibliographically approved

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