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I arbetslöshetens skugga: En kvalitativ studie om arbetslösa ensamstående mödrars upplevelse av sin och sina barns livssituation
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.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
In the Shadow of Unemployment (English)
Abstract [sv]

I arbetslöshetens skugga

Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka hur arbetslösa ensamstående mödrar som uppbär försörjningsstöd upplever denna livssituation, hur den påverkar deras identitet och självbild samt hur de upplever att deras livssituation påverkar deras barn. Vi utförde en kvalitativ studie genom att intervjua fem mammor som befinner sig i denna situation. Utifrån intervjuerna nådde vi resultat som pekar på att dessa mammor upplever att de befinner sig i utsatta livssituationer och upplever sin ekonomiska situation mycket ansträngd. Resultatet visar även på att dessa mammor upplever sig och sina barn påverkas både socialt och materiellt och att de kan få försämrade självbilder utifrån detta – även om detta inte alltid stämmer. En önskan hos mammorna om att kunna göra mer för sina barn än vad ekonomin tillåter har framkommit. Vi har sett tendenser till att omgivningens syn på dessa mammor förändrats på olika sätt samt att de kan uppleva sig och sina barn bli utstötta och stigmatiserade av omgivningen på grund av livssituationen.

Abstract [en]

In the shadow of unemployment

The purpose of this paper is to explore how unemployed single mothers who receive income support are experiencing this life, how it affects their identity and self-image and how they feel their lives affect their children. We conducted a qualitative study through interviews of five mothers who find themselves in this situation. From the interviews, we achieved results that indicate that these mothers feel that they are in vulnerable situations and perceive their economic situation was very difficult. The results also show that these mothers perceive themselves and their children are affected both socially and materially, and that their self-images also may become lowered because of that. A desire by mothers to be able to do more for their children than the economy permits has emerged. We have seen signs that the ambient views on these mothers have changed in different ways and that they can experience themselves and their children be excluded and stigmatized by their surroundings because of the life situation.

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2010. , p. 37
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-8374DiVA, id: diva2:394535
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-02-09 Created: 2011-02-02 Last updated: 2011-02-09Bibliographically approved

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