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dc.contributor.authorSkivenes, Marit
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Bilal
dc.contributor.authorFalch-Eriksen, Asgeir
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the public views – a total of 10,348 persons – on restrictions of personal autonomy of others to protect the interest of children. We use representative country samples of the adult populations of Austria, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Spain, and ask them to consider an experimental vignette with three different parental conditions: substance abuse, mental health problems, and learning difficulties. The findings display that most people would restrict parental freedom to protect the child, and a stricter restriction when the parent struggles with substance abuse compared to mental health compared to learning difficulties. There are some country differences, and when examining the role of institutional context of child protective system, a correlation is detected with significant differences between population views in a right-oriented system versus a well-being system and maltreatment system. In light of the ongoing European debates about child protection and how controversial and contested this area of the welfare state seem to be, it is interesting to learn (also) from this study that people, across countries, individual differences, child protection systems, overall are supportive of state intervention and support in a situation with a child at potential risk.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleRestricting family life - an examination of citizens’ views on state interventions and parental freedom in eight European countriesen_US
dc.title.alternativeBegrensning av familielivet - en undersøkelse av borgernes syn på statlige inngrep og foreldres frihet i åtte europeiske landen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalEuropean Journal of Social Worken_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 302042en_US
dc.relation.projectEU – Horisont Europa (EC/HEU): 302042en_US
dc.relation.projectERC-European Research Council: 724460en_US
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Social Work. 2023en_US

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