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Governments will soon be talking about ‘benefit cheats’ and ‘scroungers’ – political scientists should do the same

Knotz, Carlo (2020) Governments will soon be talking about ‘benefit cheats’ and ‘scroungers’ – political scientists should do the same. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (22 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to create significant unemployment across Europe. Carlo Knotz writes that if past-crises are anything to go by, there is a high likelihood this could revive political debates about benefit fraud and disincentives to work. He argues that political scientists should aim to play a central role in these debates to explain the trade-offs that come with reforming benefit systems, and the dynamics and drivers of public concern about the unemployed.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:18
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106831

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