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Publication type: Working paper – expertise – study
Title: Social assistance and child protection during the COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland : a survey of social services
Authors: Lätsch, David Cyrill
Eberitzsch, Stefan
Brink, Ida Ofelia
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-2387
Extent: 23
Issue Date: May-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Zurich
Language: English
Subjects: Social aid; Social services; Corona pandemic; Pandemic crisis; Child protection
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
Abstract: The present study examines how social services have been affected by the coronavirus crisis during the first four weeks of a pandemic-related “lockdown” in Switzerland, from mid-March to mid-April 2020. It also addresses how social services have responded to these challenges. The study focuses on economic and personal social assistance as well as child protection. It is based on a stratified random sample of 169 pro-fessionals. The social services come from the Swiss cantons of Aargau (n=22 professionals), Bern (n=42), Lucerne (n=32), Thurgau (n=18) and Zurich (n=55). Municipal and regional services with catchment areas of varying size are considered. All five German-speaking major regions of Switzerland are represented, but not the Lake Geneva region and Ticino.
Further description: An earlier German version of this paper was published in April 2020 here:
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family (IKJF)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Kindesschutz und Frühe Förderung in Familien, die Sozialhilfe beziehen: Modelle der Kooperation und Koordination
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