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How benefit sanctions push single parents further from work

Rabindrakumar, Sumi and Dewar, Laura (2018) How benefit sanctions push single parents further from work. British Politics and Policy at LSE (18 Apr 2018). Website.

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Benefit sanctions encourage job-seeking behaviour, successive governments have claimed. Yet in the case of single parents, sanctions actually move parents further from work, write Sumi Rabindrakumar and Laura Dewar. They draw on Gingerbread's research to show how parents are often penalised despite seeking work, caught out by unrealistic expectations from jobcentres and poor administration.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 11:26
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:17

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