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Unga och arbetslösa: Upplevelser av ungdomsarbetslöshet i en bruksort
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on youth unemployment in Finspång, often referred as an industrial community. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social constructionism and covers theoretical discourse analysis, intersectionality and social capital. The study is based on qualitative interviews with 7 unemployed individuals between the ages of 19-24 and an interview with an employee at the employment office in the community. The main subject in this thesis is the youngsters experience with unemployment, labour, the employment office, the impacts of social capital and the labour market in the community. The analysis focuses in how the respondents discuss their experienced problems with their unemployment. My analysis shows that unemployed youngsters are willing to work but feels that they’re restrained by their age, sex and lack of adequate social network. The analysis also shows that the youngster’s expectations on the employment office possibilities to help them get a job are unfulfilled which creates a general negative view. It seems that the high expectations of help often are based on communication and/or information problems between the youngsters and the employment office.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2008. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Youth unemployment, employment office, social capital, labour market, industrial community
Keyword [sv]
Ungdomsarbetslöshet, arbetsförmedling, socialt kapital, arbetsmarknad, bruksort, diskursteori
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12203ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--08/23--SEOAI: diva2:18471
2008-05-27, B348, Bomullsspinneriet, Holmentorget 10, Norrköping, 16:00
Available from: 2008-07-02 Created: 2008-07-02

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