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Whilst there’s a worthwhile debate to be had around welfare fraud, chasing ‘benefits cheats’ misses the bigger picture

Binder, David (2014) Whilst there’s a worthwhile debate to be had around welfare fraud, chasing ‘benefits cheats’ misses the bigger picture. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Benefit recipients are often portrayed negatively by politicians and the media. But if ‘balancing the books’ is the government’s primary aim, demonising specific groups is unlikely to be productive. David Binder suggests increasing the housing supply, introducing rent controls and looking into ways to boost incomes to reduce the need for tax credits would be a more effective approach.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 12:15
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 11:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74081

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