Financial oppression and post-separation child positions in Sweden
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The present paper deals with post-separation child positions in two domains of practice in the Swedish welfare state: welfare benefits such as financial aid, and child contact. The area of concern is financial oppression in the context of parental separation. Empirically, the study draws upon three types of material: interviews with victimised mothers, court orders in welfare benefit appeals and court orders in contested contact cases. Findings suggest that financial abuse in the context of parental separation is a non-question in the domain of welfare benefits, and in the domain of child contact framed as a conflict between equal parties. Object without voice and with needs ignored was the typical child position in welfare benefits cases, whereas incompetent subject was more prominent in child contact cases. Age order as a form of domination may be reinforced by the practice of both domains.
financial abuse, children, domestic violence, financial aid, contact
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268670OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-268670DiVA: diva2:878519
ProjectsEkonomisk kontroll, exploatering och deprivering i familjen. En teoretiskt och empiriskt explorativ studie av ekonomisk maktutövning i familjen
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare