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Benefit sanctions have failed: a Comprehensive Review is needed

Webster, David (2016) Benefit sanctions have failed: a Comprehensive Review is needed. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Since the election of the Coalition in 2010, there has been a massive campaign of sanctions – punitive stoppage of benefits – against unemployed people. Indeed, the rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) penalties doubled. Yet there is very little evidence to support the sanctions approach in the UK and, aside from whether they return to work or not, the economic literature is missing any consideration of the overall effects on the people who are penalised, both positive and negative. In light of this, David Webster argues that a Comprehensive Review of the whole approach is needed.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 16:07
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70510

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