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Att hitta hem: Socialarbetares upplevelser av nyanlända personers möjligheter och begränsningar att bosätta sig i Sverige
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Finding your way home : Social workers’ experiences of newly arrived immigrants’ possibilities and limitations resettling in Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

Municipalities in Sweden have had severe difficulties with providing housing for newly arrived immigrants that have been granted permanent or temporary residency in Sweden. There is a shortage of affordable apartments and houses in Sweden, due to multiple reasons. The purpose of this essay was to study social workers’ experiences and perceptions of the housing situation for newly arrived immigrants and the tools and strategies they possess to affect the housing situation.  The empirical data has been gathered through semi-structured interviews with seven social workers in three municipalities in Sweden. Our result shows that social workers in this sector have to deal with a wide range of emotions, such as stress, frustration, anger and joy. Furthermore, the result proved that current housing policies are not working in favour of newly arrived immigrants. The social workers interviewed in the study experienced that newly arrived immigrants had very limited possibilities to retain a place to reside in Sweden. We have analyzed our findings through the theoretical concepts of social capital and empowerment, and found that a person’s social capital has a large impact on his or hers housing situation. As a conclusion, we feel that further research about newly arrived immigrants and housing is needed so that unacceptable living conditions for newly arrived immigrants as well as stress and frustration for the people in this line of work can be avoided.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 53
Keywords [en]
Social work, social workers, newly arrived immigrants, housing, ABO, EBO, social capital, empowerment
Keywords [sv]
socialt arbete, socialarbetare, nyanlända personer, bostäder, ABO, EBO, socialt kapital, empowerment
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75154OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75154DiVA, id: diva2:1214349
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2018-06-27 Created: 2018-06-06 Last updated: 2018-06-27Bibliographically approved

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