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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Vem är fattig, vem är rik?
Author Tornberg, Jakob ; Wallander, Lisa
Date 2018
English abstract
According to Swärd (2012, p. 36), poverty has “many faces and its appearance is dependent upon time, place and type of society, ideological ideas and values”. The aim of this article was to study the beliefs about poverty held by Swedish students of social work, nursing and pre-school teach¬ing. The study employed the experimental factorial survey vignette method, involving the use of fictitious descriptions made up of randomly varying characteristics. In this study, these characte¬ristics included operationalized measures of poverty in terms of input (the person’s income) and output (a number of relative deprivations, comprising various forms of consumption deemed as necessary for the inclusion of individuals in society, as well as the duration of these deprivations). In the study, each of 383 students was asked to assess 20 randomly varying fictitious persons and to note their judgements on a nine-point scale ranging from extremely poor to extremely rich. The results of two multilevel multivariate linear regression analyses showed that the stu¬dents’ beliefs about poverty were related to both the input and the output of poverty, even though income was the dimension with by far the strongest effect on the judgements. Among the relative deprivations, those relating to the lack of economic means to pay bills or to buy medicine in gene¬ral or clothes for one’s child were most strongly associated with beliefs about poverty. The analyses also showed that professional affiliation mattered, in the sense that students embarking on a nur¬sing or a pre-school teaching career were generally less inclined to judge a person as poor, in com-parison with students of social work. Further, the poorer the students judged themselves to be, the poorer they believed the vignette person to be. Finally, remaining unexplained variance indicated the existence of potentially significant unmeasured respondent characteristics or of random varia¬tion in poverty beliefs held by students within the three studied welfare professions.
Publisher Förbundet för forskning i socialt arbete (FORSA)
Host/Issue Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift;1
Volume 25
ISSN 1104-1420
Language swe (iso)
Subject Fattigdom
Profession
Factorial survey approach
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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