Select the notion of family in Lithuanian and Swedish social legislation

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Select the notion of family in Lithuanian and Swedish social legislation
In the Journal:
Social policy and society. 2018, vol. 17, iss. 4, p. 651-663
Keywords:
LT
Švedija (Sweden); Lietuva (Lithuania); Socialinė padėtis / Social situation; Šeima / Family.
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Šeimos politika; Gerovės režimas; Lyginamieji tyrimai; Socialinė darbas; Family policy; Social legislation; Welfare regime; Comparative research; Social work.

ENThis study examines the conceptualisation of family in key social legislative documents guiding social workers in two European countries, whose welfare systems have previously been labelled as re-familialised (Lithuania) or de-familialised (Sweden). The focus is on the concept of family as delineated on three legislative levels: the constitutional level, the general family policy level, and the child welfare policy level. ‘Family’ is explicit in Lithuanian law, and the regulation of family formation and responsibility is imperative, while this is much less so in Swedish law. The analysis reveals how general welfare systems (regime-types) are linked to legislative frameworks, which, in turn, provide fundamentally different conditions for social work in different contexts. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1017/S1474746418000192
ISSN:
1474-7464; 1475-3073
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2022-02-25 16:29:36
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