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"Det är tur att han inte velat börja med hockey": En studie om barn i ekonomiskt utsatta familjer ur ett föräldraperspektiv
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is about parents’ perception of child poverty in Sweden, how children get affected by family finances and how children can handle difficulties with being poor. The parents in this study express that there are times when the children do not have the same opportunities as their peers. According to the parents it is because of the families’ shortcomings in the economy, which can be seen through their leisure activities, clothes and holidays. Not being able to afford brand name clothes can give offense and be stigmatizing. Based on the parents' stories, we have interpreted the children's handling of situations through different strategies. The children mainly use adaptation and avoidance strategies to handle different situations.  Adaptation strategies are where the child adjusts and accepts the situation and avoidance trategies where the child avoids situations that are stigmatized. The children also use action strategies where they actively try to change their situation.

Abstract [sv]

Studien handlar om föräldrars uppfattning om barnfattigdom i Sverige, hur barn påverkas på grund av familjens ekonomi och hur barn kan hantera svårigheter att vara fattig. Föräldrarna berättar att det finns tillfällen då barnen inte har samma möjligheter som sina kamrater. Enligt föräldrarna beror det på familjernas brister i ekonomin, vilket blir tydligt när det kommer till fritidsaktiviteter, kläder och helgdagar. Att inte ha råd med varumärkeskläder kan ge upphov till utanförskap och vara stigmatiserande. Baserat på föräldrarnas berättelser har vi tolkat barnens hantering av situationer genom olika strategier. Barnen använder främst anpassnings- och undvikandestrategier för att hantera olika situationer. Anpassningsstrategier är där barnet anpassar och accepterar situationen och undvikandestrategin är där barnet undviker situationer som stigmatiserar. Barnen använder också handlingsstrategier där de aktivt försöker förändra sin situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Child poverty, children´s agency, stigma, economic support
Keyword [sv]
Barnfattigdom, barns strategier, stigma, försörjningsstöd
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-25166DiVA: diva2:1142562
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-19 Last updated: 2017-09-20Bibliographically approved

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