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Rickard Ulmestig

Associate Professor
Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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My research frequently involves issues of social assistance and activation from a social policy perspective. My main focus is municipal organizations that offer local labour market/activation schemes and organizations that handle social assistance. As part of this interest, I have two ongoing projects in this field.

In November 2015, I was granted funds from the IFAU research council to study the organization of the local labor market policy as part of a larger study of municipal activation projects. The project will be completed in early 2018. In 2016, I was involved in a part of an application and was granted funds to study activation and the handling of social assistance from a local/municipal perspective in five municipalities in Jönköping County. The study finances a PhD project. Yet there are no publications from these projects.

Another research interest of mine is on domestic violence and financial security. I was project manager for a research project studying how women who have suffered domestic violence manage their livelihood and personal finances. In the project, we also studied how Swedish municipalities organized their social work towards women who suffered domestic violence. Professor Kerstin Svensson at the School of Social Work in Lund and Senior Lecturer Marie Eriksson at the Department of Social Work at Linnaeus University also participated in this project. The project was funded by the research council of the Crime Victim Compensation fund. The project was completed in early 2016. Two publications are published (see below), and three more publications are ongoing review.


Article in journal (Refereed)

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Chapter in book (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

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Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))

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