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What families in poverty consider supportive : welfare strategies of parents with young children in relation to (child and family) social work

Tineke Schiettecat (UGent) , Griet Roets (UGent) and Michel Vandenbroeck (UGent)
(2017) CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK. 22(2). p.689-699
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In current European Welfare states, Child and Family Social Work has been assigned a pivotal role in constructing a route out of (child) poverty. The direction, processes and outcomes of these interventions are, however, rarely negotiated with the families involved. Based on a retrospective biographical research with parents of young children who experienced financial difficulties over time, this paper therefore seeks to uncover and understand how parents give meaning to welfare which strategies they accordingly develop and how these perspectives and welfare strategies interact with Child and Family Social Work interventions. We aim to acquire knowledge about how interventions are constructed, interpreted and being used as potentially supportive levers in realizing the well-being of parents and children in poverty situations and explore how they may influence families’ routes out of poverty. Drawing on Lister’s analytical framework of agency within the bounds of structural constraints, our research provides insights in the essentially complex, multi-layered and paradoxical nature of support and suggests that support cannot simply be perceived as synonymous to mobility out of poverty.
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welzijnsstrategieën, ondersteuning, (kinder)armoede, retrospectief biografisch onderzoek, mobiliteit uit de armoede

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Schiettecat, Tineke, Griet Roets, and Michel Vandenbroeck. 2017. “What Families in Poverty Consider Supportive : Welfare Strategies of Parents with Young Children in Relation to (child and Family) Social Work.” Child & Family Social Work 22 (2): 689–699.
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Schiettecat, T., Roets, G., & Vandenbroeck, M. (2017). What families in poverty consider supportive : welfare strategies of parents with young children in relation to (child and family) social work. CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, 22(2), 689–699.
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Schiettecat T, Roets G, Vandenbroeck M. What families in poverty consider supportive : welfare strategies of parents with young children in relation to (child and family) social work. CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK. 2017;22(2):689–99.
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Schiettecat, Tineke, Griet Roets, and Michel Vandenbroeck. “What Families in Poverty Consider Supportive : Welfare Strategies of Parents with Young Children in Relation to (child and Family) Social Work.” CHILD & FAMILY SOCIAL WORK 22.2 (2017): 689–699. Print.
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  author       = {Schiettecat, Tineke and Roets, Griet and Vandenbroeck, Michel},
  issn         = {1356-7500},
  journal      = {CHILD \& FAMILY SOCIAL WORK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {689--699},
  title        = {What families in poverty consider supportive : welfare strategies of parents with young children in relation to (child and family) social work},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12285},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2017},
}

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