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Social work and child welfare politicsThrough Nordic lenses$
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Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424068

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001

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A Nordic model in child welfare?

A Nordic model in child welfare?

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Social work and child welfare politics
Author(s):

Helena Blomberg

Clary Corander

Christian Kroll

Anna Meeuwisse

Roberto Scaramuzzino

Hans Swärd

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0003

This chapter captures the similarities and variations in the performance of child welfare through a comparative Nordic approach. It provides new perspectives on the discussion on whether the welfare model way of thinking is producing good results in the case of child welfare services in the Nordic countries. The chapter also provides general reflections on methodological issues in comparative research on personal welfare services. The research to which this chapter refers is based on case studies of municipal individually geared social work in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm. The results from the first two parts of the study are given with the aim of highlighting some possible features of a Nordic model in child welfare. The results from the study appear to reflect clearly a family service oriented and preventive Nordic child welfare system. The analyses do point at a common model of child welfare in the selected welfare offices in the four countries.

Keywords:   Nordic child welfare, welfare model, social work, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm

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