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Leaving care with “cultural baggage”: the development of an identity within a transnational space
Jönköping University. (Barn- och ungdomsforskning, migrationsforskning)
2014 (English)In: Australian Social Work, ISSN 0312-407X, E-ISSN 1447-0748, Vol. 67, no 1, p. 39-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The transition from care is a critical phase for care leavers in general, and even more complex for those who have arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors and belong to an ethnic minority group. The aim of this article is to examine unaccompanied minors' experiences of leaving care, and to explore the experience in relation to perceptions about ethnicity and culture within a transnational space. Interviews were completed with 11 care leavers who had been received in Sweden as unaccompanied minors. The results show that these young people have to deal with multiple adjustments. Conquering obstacles as care leavers involves not only resolving general issues such as reintegration into society, but also adjustment to perceived and created views of how to become Swedish. From the young people's point of view, this seems to be necessary to make a successful transition from care into adulthood.

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 67, no 1, p. 39-54
Keyword [en]
Migration, Leaving care, Unaccompanied minors, Ethnicity, Culture
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Social Sciences, Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72835DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2013.863955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-72835DiVA, id: diva2:1198566
Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-17 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved

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