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Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems (2021)

Kuronen, M., Virokannas, E., & Salovaara, U. (Eds.). (2021). Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems. Routledge. Routledge Advances in Social Work. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276910

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kuronen, Marjo; Virokannas, Elina; Salovaara, Ulla

ISBN: 978-0-367-22802-6

eISBN: 978-0-429-27691-0

Journal or series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages in the book: 186

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon, Oxon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429276910

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This book studies welfare systems in Europe and beyond from the standpoint of women in vulnerable positions in society. These systems are under major transformations with new models of service delivery and management, austerity measures, requirements for cost-effectiveness, marketization, and the prioritization of services.

Divided into three parts:

- Welfare service systems (not) responding to vulnerable situations of women
- Women’s encounters with the welfare service system
- Contradictions of informal support

This book considers the experiences and encounters with the service system of women in poverty, homeless women, women with substance use problems, women sentenced of crime, girls and young women in care, and refugees and asylum-seeking women.

Drawing upon research and critical discussions from Finland, Canada, Israel, Slovenia, Spain and the UK, this book provides new empirical findings and critical insights, and a valuable resource for the academics and students in social work, social policy, sociology and gender studies, but also for policy makers and professionals in social and health care.

Keywords: welfare services; social services; women; woman's status; life situation; well-being; welfare state; social policy

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Reporting Year: 2021

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