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Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery, and Ivar Lødemel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308713

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.001.0001

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‘Not good enough’: social assistance and shaming in Norway

‘Not good enough’: social assistance and shaming in Norway

Chapter:
(p.85) Five ‘Not good enough’: social assistance and shaming in Norway
Source:
The shame of it
Author(s):

Erika K. Gubrium

Ivar Lødemel

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0005

This chapter examines the discussions and discourses arising within the context of Norway’s decade long campaign against poverty and the ways in which shame, shaming and the re-casting of poverty have been wielded in this setting. The chapter recognizes the marginality of poverty within a strong welfare state setting and how this characteristic has shaped the debate and discussion surrounding the issue of poverty. Our discussion is primarily informed by an analysis of the early policy development process attached to the Qualification Programme, a new labour activation offering, targeted toward eligible social assistance claimants and first implemented in 2007.

Keywords:   Norway, work activation, social assistance, marginalization

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