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Table 1 Characteristics of the interviewees

From: Keep going in adversity – using a resilience perspective to understand the narratives of long-term social assistance recipients in Sweden

Characteristics No of interviewed (13)
Gender  
Female 8 (5 had children)
Male 5 (2 had children)
Age  
19–29 5
30–49 7
50+ 1
Ethnic background  
1. generation immigrant 4
2. generation immigrant 3
Swedish 6
Education  
Elementary school 3
Secondary school 6
Dropped out from school 4
Duration on social assistance  
1–2 years 4
3–5 years 3
More than 5 years 6
Study site  
1 Outer area 4
2 Disadvantaged area, high proportion on social assistance 3
3 Disadvantaged area, less than expected on social assistance 2
4 Affluent area 2
5 Diversity, mixed neighbourhood 1
6 Disadvantaged area, less than expected on social assistance 1