Livfas eller generation?

Ungas attityder till välfärdsstatliga utgifter

Författare

  • Annika Westberg Umeå universitet

Nyckelord:

youth, attitudes, welfare state, individualization, generation

Abstract

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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Publicerad

2004-07-01

Referera så här

Westberg, A. (2004) ”Livfas eller generation? Ungas attityder till välfärdsstatliga utgifter”, Sociologisk Forskning, 41(3), s. 55–73. Tillgänglig vid: https://sociologiskforskning.se/sf/article/view/19379 (åtkomstdatum: 15 maj 2021).