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The realities of living on welfare are significantly different from government and media characterisations

Patrick, Ruth (2015) The realities of living on welfare are significantly different from government and media characterisations. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Ruth Patrick considers the extent to which there is a (mis)match between government and media rhetoric and the lived experiences of those directly affected by welfare reform. Her research demonstrates the very hard ‘work’ which ‘getting by’ on benefits entails, ‘work’ which serves to counter characterisations of claimants as passive and inactive. She argues that attending to the lived experiences of welfare reform is critical in helping us to understand the day-to-day realities of ‘getting by’ in contemporary Britain.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 14:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72198

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