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For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

Ruth Patrick


How is welfare reform anticipated, experienced and reflected upon by those directly affected? What protection do the social rights of citizenship offer to those in receipt on out-of-work benefits? Is a policy focus on moving people into paid employment the right one? What is the impact of the pervasive stigma of benefits receipt on those on out-of-work benefits? And does mainstream politicians’ and the media’s analysis of the policy ‘problem’ of ‘welfare’ coincide with lived experiences? This book answers these questions in exploring how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience chan ... More

Keywords: welfare reform, poverty, citizenship, welfare to work, benefits, stigma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447333463
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447333463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Patrick, author
University of Liverpool