Livfas eller generation?

Ungas attityder till välfärdsstatliga utgifter


  • Annika Westberg Umeå universitet


youth, attitudes, welfare state, individualization, generation


Young people’s attitudes towards the Swedish welfare state’s expenditures are scrutinized in this study. Data from Statistics Sweden Survey of Living Conditions was used and a total of 5732 respondents aged 19 to 65, out of which 1106 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 — individualizations achievement orientation — in the distribution of attitudes towards the Swedish welfare states expenditures.




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Westberg, A. (2004) ”Livfas eller generation? Ungas attityder till välfärdsstatliga utgifter”, Sociologisk Forskning, 41(3), s. 55–73. Tillgänglig vid: (åtkomstdatum: 28 september 2021).