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Social security in pockets of local order 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2159-9169
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Sweden has been presented as one of the archetypes of a welfare state with a high level of universal ambitions (Esping-Andersen 1990). At the same time, the development points out a decentralization of issues concerning social security in order to rein flexible labour markets. In two studies, we are investigating how this development is motivated in policy documents presented by the state and what effects the decentralisation has on a local level. Firstly, the aim of the policy case is to develop an understanding why the municipalities take greater responsibility for the labour market policies. Results shows that this change has been motivated by the state by claiming that the municipals are more flexible toward local labour markets and needs among the unemployed. Secondly, the aim is to understand this policy solution and its impacts on a local level. In an interview case, we study social workers in three different municipals. We investigate their ways of treating young unemployed that does not accept the demands from the social services. The social worker and the young unemployed contribute to the construction of the pocket of local order (Hägerstrand 1985; Ellegård & Vilhelmson 2004). A social order with explicit power relations, expectations and rules. This relation is linked to resources and restrictions that influence the possibilities to achieve goals in certain projects in everyday life. Results shows, as the policy case was indicated, local variations between the municipals in handling social security to young unemployed.

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2013.
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Social Work
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Social Sciences, Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-32504DiVA, id: diva2:699207
Conference
Responsible Geographies, 5th Nordic Geographers Meetings, Organised by Reykjavik University, June 11-14, 2013.
Available from: 2014-02-26 Created: 2014-02-26 Last updated: 2017-03-08Bibliographically approved

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