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Lundahl, L., Lindblad, M., Lovén, A., Mårald, G. & Svedberg, G. (2017). No particular way to go: careers of young adults lacking upper secondary qualifications. Journal of Education and Work, 30(1), 39-52
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Education and Work, ISSN 1363-9080, E-ISSN 1469-9435, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 39-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ('non-completers'), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19 who had attended special upper secondary schools catering for young people with mild cognitive disability. Their narratives portray sparse socio-economic resources and difficult family situations, learning problems and marginalisation processes in school. They commonly learned to perceive themselves as failures and 'different'. Framed by narrow horizons of action, these young people's careers were mostly characterised by enforced rather than self-initiated turning points. Often leading to unemployment and economic problems, leaving secondary school was less of a turning point than a continuation of failure, even if completing adult education and getting a job were regarded as self-initiated, positive shifts. We conclude that careership theory was useful for analysing and understanding the careers of the young people concerned. However, distinguishing between 'routines' and 'turning points' became especially difficult when studying lives of these young people hemmed in by sparser resources, fewer choices and less stable career trajectories than their peers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Young adults, school-to-work transitions, Sweden, dropout, careership theory
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113780 (URN)10.1080/13639080.2015.1122179 (DOI)000391127100004 ()
Projects
Osäkra övergångar. Unga utan fullständiggymnasieutbildning: vägarna och åtgärdernai longitudinellt perspektiv
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-5964
Note

First published online 28 Dec 2015.

Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Lundström, U. & Mårald, G. (2015). Intentions and knowledge shaping local safety policy: A comparison of two Swedish cities. Journal of Safety Research, 55, 31-39
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Safety Research, ISSN 0022-4375, E-ISSN 1879-1247, Vol. 55, p. 31-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: This article explores how intentions and knowledge shape two Swedish cities' local safety policy (LSP). Method: The applied framework is derived from the integration of governance and implementation research and the theory of knowledge and its use. Results: The study shows that LSPs are shaped by amix of intentions and different kinds of knowledge, and intentions and knowledge interplay and intertwine in many ways. Key-persons construct LSPs when they work out solutions to urgent safety problems and take departure in the local context, its pre-conditions, and their experience-based and professional knowledge. The state governs LSP softly through management by objectives in the background, butmore often key-actor intentions and commitments, local safety problems, and events initiated and influenced LSPs. Conclusions: The article contributes to a better understanding of conditions for LSPs in multi-level governance. Practical applications: The article can be used to improve governance, identify implementation problems and knowledge needs that will improve LSPs and the overall safety situation in the community. The study has implications for how LSPs should be evaluated; many different evaluation criteria can be appropriate, such as relevance, legitimacy, achievement of key actors' objectives, sustainability of policy solutions, and creation of a local safety culture.

Keywords
Multi-level governance, Intentions, Knowledge use, Local safety policy
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
political science; Public health; educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107753 (URN)10.1016/j.jsr.2015.07.005 (DOI)000367699600005 ()
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2009-2686
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Blom, B., Mårald, G. & Snellman, M.-L. (2015). Utvärdering av statens nya modell för fördelning av medel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Slutrapport. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av statens nya modell för fördelning av medel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Slutrapport
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015. p. 41
Series
Evaluation Report, ISSN 1403-8056
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102411 (URN)978-91-7601-272-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-24 Created: 2015-04-24 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Mårald, G., Snellman, M.-L., Hanberger, A. & Blom, B. (2014). Utvärdering av utvecklingsmedel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Delrapport 1. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av utvecklingsmedel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Delrapport 1
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 119
Series
UCERs arbetsrapportserie
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102408 (URN)
Available from: 2015-04-24 Created: 2015-04-24 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Snellman, M.-L., Blom, B., Mårald, G. & Hanberger, A. (2014). Utvärdering av utvecklingsmedel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Delrapport 2. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av utvecklingsmedel för kvalitetsutveckling av arbetet med våldsutsatta kvinnor, barn som bevittnat våld och våldsutövare: Delrapport 2
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 119
Series
UCERs arbetsrapportserie
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102409 (URN)
Available from: 2015-04-24 Created: 2015-04-24 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Lundström, U. & Mårald, G. (2013). Local safety policy: The approach of two Swedish cities to urgent safety problems. Public Policy and Administration, 28(4), 383-403
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local safety policy: The approach of two Swedish cities to urgent safety problems
2013 (English)In: Public Policy and Administration, ISSN 0952-0767, E-ISSN 1749-4192, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 383-403Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores local safety policy (LSP) developed to resolve urgent safety problemsin two Swedish municipalities. It shows that local safety actors conceive and constructsafety problems in ways that make them manageable, and that LSP evolves as aweb of interactions between safety actors in the public and private sectors. The actorsuse established safety solutions and routines while exploring new ways of managing theproblems. The municipalities’ problem-solving structures differ mainly in that differentactors and institutions are involved. The policy process and features of LSP correspondwell to how policy is portrayed in other cross-sectoral policy domains. Local safetypolicy development cannot easily be separated from policy implementation, nor cansafety policy be separated from safety work, for they evolve together. The implication ofthis study for governance is that policy workers at different levels and from differentorganisations create LSP. Although LSP is partly initiated and legitimised at the political–administrative level, it is not from this level that it evolves.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013
Keywords
Bottom-up approach; governance; local safety policy; policy analysis; problem-solving structure; policy construction
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80300 (URN)10.1177/0952076713483162 (DOI)
Projects
Säkerhetsarbetets relevans och effekter
Available from: 2013-09-16 Created: 2013-09-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Saveman, B.-I., Bylund, P.-O., Lundström, U., Mårald, G. & Rolfsman, E. (2013). Säkerhetsarbetets relevans och effekter: slutrapport från ett femårigt forskningsprogram. Umeå: Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research, Umeå University
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2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Centre for Evaluation Research, Umeå University, 2013. p. 91
Series
UCER Research Reports, ISSN 1403-8048
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Political Science
Research subject
Public health; health services research; statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85880 (URN)978-91-7601-009-9 (ISBN)
Note

Finansiär: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap

Available from: 2014-02-12 Created: 2014-02-12 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Eckerberg, K., Zachrisson, A. & Mårald, G. (2012). Samverkan i Bottenvikens vattendistrikt: analys av vattenrådsarbetet. Luleå
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2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: , 2012. p. 62
Series
Länsstyrelsens rapportserie, ISSN 0283-9636 ; 6/2012
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55481 (URN)
Available from: 2012-05-16 Created: 2012-05-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Lundström, U. & Mårald, G. (2011). Kartläggning av MSB:s forskningsprojekt perioden 2005-2009. Umeå: Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kartläggning av MSB:s forskningsprojekt perioden 2005-2009
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2011. p. 56
Series
UCER - Arbetsrapporter
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60883 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-01 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Hanberger, A., Blom, B., Mårald, G. & Perlinski, M. (2011). Regionala strukturer till stöd för kunskapsutveckling inom äldreområdet: förstudie inför utvärderingen av ett treårigt pilotprojekt. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regionala strukturer till stöd för kunskapsutveckling inom äldreområdet: förstudie inför utvärderingen av ett treårigt pilotprojekt
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2011. p. 86
Series
UCER - Arbetsrapporter
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40024 (URN)
Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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