Women in the work field

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Maria Nyqvist
  • Hans Christian Witt Konge
  • Jane Hjuler Jensen
7. term, Social Work, Bachelor (Professional Bachelor Programme)
In the last 10 – 15 years the society has changed immensely within the areas of social politics and work politics and the laws have been changed to get more people into the work field. The challenges in the society come from globalization, demography and new attitudes in the population, where the general acceptance in unemployment is minimal. As a social worker it is important to look at the citizens, we come into contact with, with values such as justice; dignity and being an active asset in determining the out come of their future. It is the individual human being who is the goal for the social political values and it is therefore essential to balance the individual in regards to solidarity. It is the general right of all people in this population to have security in form of a financial safety net where every man will receive benefits to uphold an essential form of living. Therefore it is a necessity for social politics to contribute in preventing and solving social problems. And the means to this is to concentrate on involvement instead of exclusion. As for this group we have chosen to concentrate on the following: “Why is there a group of single female work ready welfare clients in the ages 45-59 years old in Aalborg, who in spite of a decrease in unemployment within the last 15 years, still have not been integrated in the work field?” In conclusion we have found that the woman are not the only ones with barriers, these women are brought up in a society where their mothers were not an appreciated part of the work force as the opinion in the Danish population was to let the men have the jobs the women had. That opinion could psychologically have had an impact on our group of women, Within the social system there could be a barrier in the social worker which is based on own life experiences as well as a barrier in the job centres which at times seems inadequate to be able to help these women with age appropriate tools. Furthermore we have found that the job centres have been hiring personnel who have not the correct education to handle these women and their needs.
LanguageDanish
Publication date2009
Number of pages64
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 16359160