Project

The role of social work in supporting ger residents in the development of aspirations to belong to the Mongolian society

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social change
    • Law
Keywords
Internal migration Poverty and social exclusion Strategies of coping Aspirations Social work
 
Project description

This qualitative research project aims to gain indigenous knowledge about the coping strategies of residents in sub-urban “ger” areas of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) that can inform the further development of social work theory and practice. Two central theoretical concepts, developed in the field of migration and poverty studies, are used: (1) sense of belonging, and (2) aspirations to use social resources.