Redefining participation?: On the positioning of children in Swedish welfare benefits appeals
2011 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 18, no 2, 227-241 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article deals with the representation of children in the Swedish welfare state, and particularly how children and parents living in economic hardship are positioned in issues regarding financial aid. According to Article 12 in the UNCRC, children have a right to be heard 'in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child'. However, children are not participants in processes concerning welfare benefits, despite the effect that the outcome of these processes may have on children's everyday life. Using welfare benefits appeals as a starting point, the article argues that the impact of the centrality of work discourse in Swedish welfare policy further emphasizes children's position as passive and non-participants in the welfare discourse.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 18, no 2, 227-241 p.
benefits, exclusion, needs, participation, welfare state
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154915DOI: 10.1177/0907568210386252ISI: 000290559900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154915DiVA: diva2:422520