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  • 1. Ekstrand, Josefine
    et al.
    Sommén, Sanna
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Den politiska tystnaden2018In: Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer / [ed] Ulmestig, Rickard & Eriksson, Marie, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1:1, p. 63-86Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Enokson, Uffe
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Local Constraints in Social Welfare: Policy Change and Theoretical Discussion2016In: Time Geography: New Challenges and Opportunities, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Enokson, Uffe
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    The song remains the same?: Universalism and flexicurity in Sweden2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Enokson, Uffe
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Jönköping University.
    Viljan att göra gott och plikten att göra rätt2011In: Universitetsläraren, no 8, p. 16-17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Eriksson, Marie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    "It's Not All About Money": Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Financial Abuse in the Context of VAW2017In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Men's violence against women (VAW) is multifaceted and complex. Besides physical, psychological, and sexual violence, women subjected to VAW often suffer from economic hardship and financial abuse. Financial abuse involves different tactics used to exercise power and gain control over partners. Experiences of financial abuse make it difficult for women to leave an abusive partner and become self-sufficient. From an intersectional perspective, applying the concept of the continuum of violence, the aim of this article is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how women subjected to men's violence in intimate relationships experience the complexity of financial abuse in their lives, in the context of VAW. Based on 19 in-depth interviews with women surviving domestic violence, the study describes how intertwined women's experiences of financial abuse are with other forms of abuse, influencing each other, simultaneously experienced as a distinct form of abuse with severe and longstanding consequences. Women in the study describe how men's abuse affects them financially, causing poverty and affecting their ability to have a reasonable economic standard. Financial abuse also causes women ill health, and damages their self-esteem and ability to work, associate, and engage in social life. The interviewed women describe how experiences of financial abuse continue across time, from their past into their present situation and molding beliefs about the future. According to the interviews, financial abuse in private life sometimes continues into the public sphere, reproduced by social workers mimicking patterns of ex-partners' abuse. Bringing out a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamic continuum of financial abuse, our results deepen knowledge about the complexity of VAW in women's lives, and thereby are important in processes of making victims of violence survivors of violence.

  • 6.
    Harslöf, Ivan
    et al.
    Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway.
    Ulmestig, RickardLinnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Changing social risks and social policy responses in the Nordic Welfare states2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Nordic welfare states have found themselves in the firing line of post-industrial developments, resulting in fundamental changes in societal institutions at all levels. In particular, changes in the labour market and family, reinforced by processes of migration and international market integration, have presented the welfare states with new social needs to attend to. This book critically explores responses to changing social risks across areas such as structural unemployment, entrepreneurship, immigration, single parenthood, education and health. It explores critical changes in the structure of the Nordic welfare states and the social policy strategies for alleviating social risks. While the Nordic countries are shining in most international comparisons, such changes and their wider implications have often been overlooked in the literature. The book raises the question whether certain risks are even being evoked actively through new social policies instating incentive structures concomitant with policy goals in order to encourage certain behaviour among citizens.

  • 7.
    Harslöf, Ivan
    et al.
    Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Introduction: Changing social risks and social policy responses in the Nordic welfare states2013In: Changing social risks and social policy responses in the nordic welfare states / [ed] Ivan Harslöf, Rickard Ulmestig, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 1-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Insuring its citizens against the misfortunes that may threaten their livelihood is the defining feature of the welfare state. The first social insurance schemes that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were instituted to protect people in cases of work accidents, sickness, unemployment, widowhood and old age (if it occurred). By instituting such schemes, the state acknowledged that individuals were exposed to social risks conditioned by societal structures that were beyond their control (Rothstein 1994).

  • 8.
    Månsson, Jonas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Delander, Lennart
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Sundbom-Ressaissi, Maria
    Myndigheten för ungdoms - och civilsamhällesfrågor .
    En följeslagare på vägen: Slutrapport om betydelsen av yrkesmentorer för nyanlända flyktingars etablering2015Report (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Nordesjö, Kettil
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Denvall, Verner
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Initial bedömning: Implementeringen av ett standardiserat bedömningsinstrument för försörjningsstöd i Stockholm stad2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Institutionen för socialt arbete på Linnéuniversitetet har utvärderat implementeringen av ”Standardiserat bedömningsinstrument för initial bedömning inom försörjningsstöd och jobbtorg Stockholm”. Syftet har varit att undersöka hur instrumentet för initial bedömning (IB) har implementerats och påverkat kvaliteten i arbetet inom socialtjänsten och jobbtorg Stockholm med personer som söker försörjningsstöd.

    Materialet består av (1) en enkät till 334 användare (socialsekreterare och deras chefer, jobbcoacher och deras chefer) i Stockholm stad som arbetade med IB; (2) sex fokusgrupper med 31 användare; samt (3) tjugo intervjuer med sökande.

    Utvärderingens första slutsats är att användarna som har tagit del av implementeringsinsatserna överlag haft tid för, velat ta del av och förstått dessa insatser. Problem ska om något kopplas till möjligheten att delta i centrala implementeringsinsatser och att göra tid för lokal implementering.

    Utvärderingens andra slutsats är att användarna av IB överlag förstått och velat använda IB. Undantag är kunskap om hur den sista delen i IB, del 4, ska organiseras mellan aktörer, tidigare arbetsplatsrelaterade tillvägagångssätt samt fokusgruppssvar kring IB:s förenlighet med professionellt socialt arbete. Vidare har användare överlag också kunnat använda IB. Undantaget är återigen del 4 som inte görs i mer än hälften av fallen. Orsaker till att IB inte används är tids-, språk- och individrelaterade. Problem i användandet av IB kretsar kring frågor vars svar är svåra att hantera och samverkansproblem mellan aktörer.

    Utvärderingens tredje slutsats är att de resultat som flest användare upplever att IB medför är likställighet, rättssäkerhet och uppföljningsmöjligheter. Brukardelaktighet är ett område där olika definitioner finns. Resultatområden med mindre stöd är frågor om samverkan och kunskap om resultat och effekter av insatser. Utifrån fokusgrupper präglas det förra av samverkansproblem, det senare uppfattas inte som relevant.

    Utvärderingens fjärde slutsats är att sökande har upplevt IB:s olika delar på olika sätt. Generellt upplevs del 1 och 3 som mer kontrollerande och del 2 som mer stöttande. Ifråga om del 1 som genomförs på telefon, upplevdes få enskilda frågor som besvärliga och sökande har en förståelse för att frågorna ställs. Istället är det helheten som kan upplevas som ansträngande då man inte vet vem man pratar med på telefon, frågorna kommer i snabb följd och kräver snabba svar. Ansträngningen inriktas på att svara ”rätt” på frågorna som ställs. I fråga om del 2 på jobbtorg upplevs inriktningen på jobb som positiv liksom bemötandet. Deltagarcentreringen skapar en upplevelse av delaktighet, även om vissa frågor är svåra att svara på eller är för privata. Att frågor upprepas från del 1 ses inte som ett problem. Del 3 upplevs mer som ett förhör än del 2, och upplevelsen av deltagandet kan beskrivas som begränsat. Frågor som kommenteras av sökande är frågor om våld, familj och nätverk samt hälsa. Ingen fråga är enhälligt problematisk, snarare är enskilda frågeområden problematiska för vissa men inte för andra. Också i del 3 finns ambitionen att svara ”rätt” på socialsekreterarens frågor. Ett förbättringsförslag som lyfts fram är att en förklaring till varför en viss fråga ställs minskar risken för att den ska uppfattas som besvärlig eller obehaglig. Avslutningsvis är det svårt att säga något om del 4 då endast en sökande har gjort den.

    I utvärderingens sista del diskuteras implementeringens programteori, IB som kartläggning och standardiserad bedömning, IB som stöd för nyanställda, IB, evidens och kunskap om insatser och effekter, samverkan mellan kontroll och stöd samt att ställa frågor om våld och ta emot svaren.

  • 10. Panican, Alexandru
    et al.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Jönköping University.
    Frälsningen, lagen och sanningen i ett kommunalt aktiveringsprojekt2011In: Socionomens Forskningssupplement, ISSN 0283-1929, no 30, p. 44-55Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Panican, Alexandru
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Lokal Arbetsmarknadspolitik: Vem gör vad, hur och för vem?2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet i forskningsrapporten är att analysera om och i så fall hur statlig och kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik överlappar varandra samt om arbetslösa riskerar att varken aktualiseras inom kommunal eller statlig arbetsmarknadspolitik. Forskningsrapporten omfattar en kunskapsöversikt av forskning om kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik samt en intervjustudie med nyckelpersoner inom statlig och kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik i elva kommuner. Huvudresultatet i kunskapsöversikten är att kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik är heterogen; insatserna vänder sig till skilda målgrupper, är ofta av flyktig beskafenhet, bedrivs i projektform, har otydliga mål och leder till tämligen svårbedömda effekter. En viktigt slutsats i intervjustudien är att statens styrning av arbetsmarknadspolitiken är mycket vag och resulterar i stora lokala variationer. I intervjustudien lyfts fram flera exempel på att statlig och kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik överlappar varandra samt att arbetslösa "faller mellan stolarna".  

  • 12.
    Panican, Alexandru
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Social rights in the shadow of poor relief: social assistance in the universal Swedish welfare state2016In: Citizenship Studies, ISSN 1362-1025, E-ISSN 1469-3593, Vol. 20, no 3-4, p. 475-489Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The idea of a European social citizenship is being developed by the EU to provide a minimum safety net. Questions about social citizenship are of fundamental importance in people's everyday lives. Social assistance is a central dimension when studying social citizenship. Before discussing in terms of a European social citizenship, we should determine whether we have a social citizenship at the national level. We therefore analyse the Swedish welfare state, one of the most mature welfare states in the EU. We conclude that the social right to social assistance is not part of modern citizenship, nor does it follow the formal principles of legal citizenship rights. The law presupposes a considerable amount of discretionary power at the local level when it comes to identifying the deserving poor; something that goes against the definition of a legal citizenship right. The right to social assistance is still a reproduction of the old poor-relief logic.

  • 13.
    Pernebo, Karin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Sandor
    Konsultationer från specialistnivå till basnivå: en utvärdering av ett projekt inom barn- och ungdomspsykiatrin2010Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14.
    Salonen, Tapio
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Nedersta trappsteget: En studie om kommunal aktivering2004Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study focuses on the local labour market programmes with the municipalities as the responsible authority. There is no systematic documentation of the local labour market programmes, here termed "activation programmes", as is the case for programmes with the Labour Market Board as the responsible authority. The programmes that are directed towards receivers of social assistance who are unemployed can be seen as a secondary labour market policy.

    Being as these local activation programmes are by nature local, no overview of the extent and type of programmes has never before been undertaken in Sweden. Information on both the municipalities and the programmes representing the situation in April 2002 has been collected. 204 municipalities took part, which is the equivalent of 70% of the total. Information from more than 500 activation programmes in a total of 168 municipalities forms the basis for the analysis of the programmes.

    These programmes differ in principle in several ways from national labour market programmes, amongst other things due to the result of amendments made to the Social Services Act in January 1998. A landscape, containing very large local variations, has been made partially visible in the present study. The basis is the administering of social assistance that takes place with a wide range of views concerning the possibilities for the labour market to find alternative financing for those in need of social assistance. The labour market policies that are pursued and laid down by the government and the parliament and which the Labour Market Board has the responsibility for carrying out, do not reach all citizens.

    An English summary is included in this report.

  • 15.
    Svensson, Kerstin
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Johnsson, Eva
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Kommer man vidare om man går i cirkel?: Erfarenheter av och uppfattningar om Socioramacirklar, en arbetsmetod inom Sociorama Kronoberg2008Report (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Thorén, Katarina
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Köhler, P.A
    Activation Policies in Sweden:: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue”2008In: Bringing the jobless into work: Experiences with Activation Schemes in Europe and the US, Springer -Verlag Berlin , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Berättelser om förväntningar2018In: Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer / [ed] Ulmestig, Rickard & Eriksson, Marie, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1:1, p. 29-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Egenföretagande kvinnors försörjningsvillkor och strategier för att minimera försörjningsrisker2016In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 31-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although political parties are singing praises of entrepreneurship, welfare systems do not recognized the self-employees' rights to decent conditions of basic economic safety and of their access to social security. This means that self-employed are forced to find their own way to reduce the risks of losing the possibility to support them self economically. This article examines twelve self-employed women's daily conditions to support themselves and their strategies to deal with risks. The study shows that the interviewed have more freedom to find their own support strategies than wage-employed but on (the other side) their position on the labour market and the systems for social security doesn't recognize their vulnerability towards risk in the same manner as wage-employed.

  • 19.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    En studie i och om variationer: En kartläggning av socialbidragshandläggning i Jönköpings län.2009Report (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Fighting risks with risks: Self-employment and social protection in the Nordic welfare states2013In: Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Responses in the Nordic Welfare States / [ed] Ivan Harslöf, Rickard Ulmestig, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 140-164Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-employment is often presented as a solution to the important issue of inclusion into the labour market for groups that find difficulties in being employed by others. Indeed, recent years have seen repeated calls by Nordic policy-makers for self-employment and entrepreneurship. However, promoting this form of employment is a delicate matter in the Nordic countries. In these countries, welfare systems have been based on the principle of lost wage income, while self-employed persons in need of protection have not been covered. This chapter explores how Nordic policy-makers through policy adaptations have tried to encourage people to enter into the risky position as self-employed. The chapter contextualizes these policy initiatives by discussing how promoting self-employment may also be regarded as a strategy for adapting labour markets to the need for flexibility imposed by the post-industrial economy.

  • 21.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Hälsohögskolan i Jönköping.
    Genomförandet och organiseringen av yrkesinriktat mentorskap.2012In: Yrkesmentorer för nyanlända invandrare: delrapport om försöksverksamheter för nyanländas etablering på arbetsmarknaden / [ed] Maria Sundbom Ressaissi, Stockholm: Ungdomsstyrelsen , 2012, p. 33-52Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    I arbetslinjens skugga: En studie av relationer och strukturer i ett kommunalt arbetsmarknadsprojekt.2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study about an activation scheme in a small Swedish municipality and the aim is to understand the scheme with a special focus on the participant’s description and experience. Theory on recognition and power are applied to analyze the empirical data. The scheme has had an intention to motivate and increase self-esteem among the participants that often have severe hindrance to enter the labour market. However the uneven power positions between staff and participants and the very fixed boundary that upholds the positions are forces that counteract the aim about motivating and increased self-esteem. This uneven power position is reinforced by the weak positions that unemployed have in the part of the labour market policy that is organized by the municipalities as well as in society from a broader point of view. The participants describes that they often doesn’t feel recognised as unique individuals that has the right both to be alike others as well as the right to differ from the norm about the “good citizen”. This report calls in to question if it is possible, in a context with very weak power positions for participants, to motivate and increase self-esteem among groups with high thresholds to enter the labour market.

  • 23.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Incapacity Benefits: Change and Continuity in the Swedish Welfare State2013In: Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy / [ed] Lindsay, C. and Houston, D, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 178-198Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Individualisering och arbetslösa ungdomar2013In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 25-38Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Kommunal arbetsmarknadspolitik i ett integrationsperspektiv.: Expertbilaga till Rapport Integration 20052006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There has been an increase in local activation programs for social assistance recipients in Swedish municipalities. The purpose with municipal activation programs is multi-fold, but one of the major objectives is to make social assistance recipients self-sufficient by reattaching them to the regular labour market. The policy rhetoric claims that the ultimate goal is to improve the social inclusion of social assistance recipients through regular employment. The approach to reach this goal is to expand employability, mobility, skills, and work experience by requiring participation in various activation measures. Approximately one out of ten unemployed in Sweden is referred to the municipalities’ social service. Immigrants who not yet have established them self on the labour market are over represented in this type of programs. 

     

    Although, thousands of people as passing through these local programs it is still difficult to have a clear picture of this policy field. We do not know much about the implications of these programs as little systematic examinations have been conducted in this developing policy area. However, we do know that municipalities have a high degree of autonomy when organising local programs, which suggest that there is a large variation between municipalities in terms of program content and the quality of the programs.

     

    This study highlights the situation for immigrants that participate in municipal activation programs. For example, if there are signs of discrimination of immigrants in the programs and whether these programs improve their possibilities to enter the labour market. The study has demonstrated that immigrants sometimes are offered somewhat different activation services compared to other participants. However, these differences are more significant between different municipalities than between immigrants and other participants. The study also finds that there is no empirical support that the programs are efficient in reducing unemployment among the participants. The activation programs seem to have other objectives as their primary goals. For example, to mobilise other authorities (e.g. the Public Employment Services) and to reduce municipal expenditures. The study also finds that social assistance recipients are activated in these programs based on a normative belief that they are better of if they are activated. Due to such observations, municipalities seem to have a limited interest to evaluate the activation programs.

     

    This report concludes that the development of municipal activation programs is problematic as Swedish labour market policies are becoming decentralised and differentiated. Individuals that are established on the labour market are entitled unemployment insurance in case of unemployment. They are also more likely to be offered participation in governmental labour market programs delivered by the Public Employment Services. Those who are uninsured and have weak ties to the labour market, a group overrepresented by immigrants, are referred to a labour market policy system that is organised by the municipalities.

  • 26.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    På gränsen till fattigvård: En studie om arbetsmarknadspolitik och socialbidrag2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Slutdiskussion2018In: Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer / [ed] Ulmestig, Rickard & Eriksson, Marie, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1:1, p. 141-154Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Two sides of the coin – Domestic violence survivors' expectations of financial support and social workers’ expectations of survivors within the social assistance system2018In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is based on an interview study with thirteen survivors of domestic violence and ten social workers within the social assistance system. This article aims to understand how applications for social assistance from survivors are handled between the discretionary powers of the social workers, the organization’s fixed categories and the survivors’ need for support. Theories of street-level bureaucracy and human service organizations was used in the analysis. The results show that social workers state that they treat survivors with respect and generosity. Survivors said they wanted to meet a committed social worker, which was not the case for many of the survivors interviewed. Categorizing the ‘right’ kind of survivor is of great significance for being eligible to social assistance.

  • 29.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, MarieLinnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Våld i nära relationer är ett samhällsproblem som på senare år har fått alltmer uppmärksamhet, både inom forskning och bland professionella praktiker. I den här boken diskuteras mäns våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer, med fokus på handläggningen av ekonomiskt bistånd och ekonomiskt förtryck som ett uttryck för våldet.

    Hur formuleras problemet på den politiska nivån? Hur tolkar och hanterar handläggare det i praktiken? Här möter vi våldsutsatta kvinnors erfarenheter av ekonomiskt förtryck och av att vara klienter i ett system som förväntas hjälpa dem ur det. Fram träder en bild där lagens intentioner och handläggares goda målsättningar ofta är svåra att uppnå i praktiken. Men vi ser också hur handläggare kan fungera som reellt stöd och hjälp åt våldsutsatta kvinnor i deras strävan efter att bli ekonomiskt självständiga och fria från mäns våld.

    Boken riktar sig främst till yrkesverksamma handläggare inom ekonomiskt bistånd och våld i nära relationer – och andra professioner som möter problemet. Den vänder sig även till studerande på kurser inom socionomutbildningen eller kurser som inkluderar våld i nära relationer, handläggning av ekonomiskt bistånd och andra interventioner inom socialt arbete.

  • 30.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Economic consequences of leaving violent men – survivors of domestic violence and social assistance in Sweden2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Financial consequences of leaving violent men.: Women survivors of domestic violence and the social assistance system in Sweden2017In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 560-571Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Being self-sufficient, having an economy of your own does not only safeguard basic resources as food and shelter but is also a prerequisite for ensuring full participation in society. Research shows that women subjected to domestic violence often suffer from economic abuse and experience economic hardship within and after their relationships. Without economic support it is harder for abused women to break up and the risk of returning to a violent partner increases. The aim of the article is to understand how survivors of domestic violence experience financial vulnerability and what implications these experiences have on social work within the social assistance system.  Based on 13 in depth interviews with women survivors our study describes how debts and stolen money together with difficulties on the labour market affects their ability to have a reasonable economic standard (long) after breaking up. Several of the women describe how social workers in different ways have recognised them by giving emotional support, cognitive respect and social esteem. However, social workers have also mimicked patterns of abuse from their ex-partners. Our results show the importance of welfare in the process of making victims of violence survivors of violence.

  • 32.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Inledning2018In: Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer / [ed] Ulmestig, Rickard & Eriksson, Marie, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1:1, p. 11-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Harslöf, Ivan
    Oslo and Akershus University college, Norway.
    Discussion: The take on, new social risks in the Nordic welfare states2013In: Changing social risks and social policy responses in the nordic welfare states / [ed] Ivan Harslöf, Rickard Ulmestig, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 266-281Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Amidst the deep and interrelated global crises in finance and employment, the Nordic countries might look like heaven on earth. They could be regarded as such not only by individuals who are particularly vulnerable to the risks sparked by such crises but also by those belonging to the middle class. As recently asserted, one would opt for a Nordic country ‘[i]f you had to be reborn anywhere in the world as a person with average talents and income’ (The Economist 2013). In Europe alone, the Nordic type comprehensive welfare state has apparently fared the best in coping with the international recession while securing its population against social risks (see European Commission 2013). Certainly, recent years have seen policy-makers across Europe embracing policies originating from the Nordic countries such as ‘flexicurity’ (Schmid & Schömann 1999), activation (Knijn 2012: 28), gender polices (Haas & Rostgaard 2011: 192), child investment through public provision of child care (Lister 2009) and so on.

  • 34.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Marston, Greg
    University of Queensland, Australien.
    Street-level Perceptions of Procedural Rights for Young Unemployed People: A comparative study between Sweden and Australia2015In: Social Policy & Administration, ISSN 0144-5596, E-ISSN 1467-9515, Vol. 49, no 3, p. 394-411Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two types of welfare states are compared in this article. Differences in procedural rights for young unemployed at the level of service delivery are analyzed. In Australia, rights are regulated through a rigid procedural justice system. The young unemployed within the social assistance system in Sweden encounter staff with high discretionary powers, which makes the legal status weak for the unemployed but, on the other hand, the system is more flexible. Despite the differences, there is striking convergence in how the young unemployed describe how discretionary power among street-level staff affects their procedural rights. This result can be understood as a result of similar professional norms, work customs and occupational cultures of street-level staff, and that there is a basic logic of conditionality in all developed welfare states where procedural rights are tightly coupled with responsibilities.

  • 35.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Panican, Alexandru
    Lund University.
    Att vistas i arbetsmarknadspolitikens ingenmansland – Organisatoriska gränser inom lokal arbetsmarknadspolitik2018In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 4, p. 467-486Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish labour market policy faces major challenges. Sweden has a labour deficit and a very low unemployment rate at the same time as unemployment is high among young people and immigrants. Unemployed in Sweden with high thresholds to enter the labour market are referred to the local labour market policy where the municipalities co-operates, competes and negotiates with the Public Employment Service (PES). The purpose of this study is to understand the organizational boundaries between PES and the municipalities and how these boundaries affects the local labour market policy in eleven municipalities. We have carried out semi-structured group interviews with managers. The boundaries between PES and the municipalities are vague and require negotiations regarding resources such as the unemployed, different forms of activities offered to the unemployed and economic resources. Clearer boundaries would generate conditions that offer unemployed people a strategic organization of the local labour market policy with enhanced co-operation and adaptation to common goals instead of competition and large amount of time spent on negotiating.

  • 36.
    Ulmestig, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Panican, Alexandru
    Lund University.
    Socialt medborgarskap och möjligheten till ett självständigt liv: ekonomiskt bistånd för kvinnor som har lämnat en våldsam partner.2015In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 22, no 3-4, p. 323-339Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Economic safety is significant for a woman’s possibility to leave a violent partner. The aim is to understand the social service's handling of these women applying for social assistance. The study starts from a citizenship perspective and is based on 13 semi structured interviews in three municipalities with women survivors of domestic violence. We conclude that the survivor’s basic needs are depending on means tests, that they are put in a subordinated position and that the local economy has an impact on the decision. Social assistance doesn’t become a right even for this category of women that are highly prioritized in the political rhetoric.

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