Citizenship and Voting: Experiences of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities in Sweden

@article{Kjellberg2013CitizenshipAV,
  title={Citizenship and Voting: Experiences of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities in Sweden},
  author={A. Kjellberg and H. Hemmingsson},
  journal={Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={326-333}
}
In Sweden, citizenship and participation in society have been emphasized as important for persons with intellectual disabilities for over four decades. The aim of the study was to describe, from a longitudinal perspective, how persons with intellectual disabilities experience citizenship and voting. The characteristics of becoming and being a voter were also identified. Thirteen women and seven men, aged 22-55 years on the first interview occasion in 1998, were interviewed three times more in… Expand
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