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Normcritical perspectives in the research into social vulnerability

Young people’s entry into the labour market

The project focuses on the consequences regarding identity and institutional conditions for the young participants in the activation program.This thesis project examines local activation of young people living on income support. This thesis project examines local activation of young people living on income support. 

Start

2014-09-01

Planned completion

2021-08-08

Main financing

MKHV

Collaboration partners

Region Västmanland, Region Sörmland, Västerås stad and Eskilstuna kommun

Project manager at MDH

Professor

Jonas Stier

+4616153289

jonas.stier@mdh.se

Project description

The project focuses on the consequences regarding identity and institutional conditions for the young participants in the activation program.This thesis project examines local activation of young people living on income support. Activation is a labour market policy, intending integration of unemployed into employment. With a theoretical departure from the perspective of ‘Total institutions’, coined by Erving Goffman, the project uses an ethnographically inspired method combined with a narrative approach, aiming to understand the activation program out of the participants perspective. In the narration of the young participants, the program consist of meaningless activities without leading to jobs. Rather they change and are disciplined in other respects.


Primary purpose

The overall aim is to study young people’s institutional conditions in a local activation program.


Project objectives

Increase the scientific knowledge about the thresholds young people living on income support experience as they interact with the labour market.



This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

Reduced inequalities. Sustainable development goal 10.

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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