Livsfas eller generation?: ungas attityder till välfärdsstatliga utgifter
2004 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 3, 55-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Young people’s attitudes towards the Swedish welfare state’s expenditures are scrutinized in this study. Data from Statistic’s Sweden Survey of Living Conditions was used and a total of 5.732 respondents aged 19 to 65, out of which 1.106 were aged 19-30 years old, answered questions regarding what expenditures they considered should increase or decrease.
The results show that there is self-interest in attitudes to the distribution of expenditures and substantial age-differences. Young people were more positive concerning expenditures towards the support argued important for establishment. Actual monetary transfer was not distinguishing between ages, therefore the situation of real or potential risk-exposure characteristic for youth was argued what was explaining the age-difference in attitudes.
The results support the life-phase effect rather than the generation effect – individualization’s achievement orientation – in the distribution of attitudes towards the Swedish welfare state’s expenditures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Sociologiska institutionen, Umeå universitet , 2004. no 3, 55-73 p.
Youth, attitudes, welfare state, individualization, generation
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-12145DiVA: diva2:151816