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Inflated figures, inflated opposition: how claims about welfare benefit levels affect public opinion

Jensen, Carsten and Kevins, Anthony (2018) Inflated figures, inflated opposition: how claims about welfare benefit levels affect public opinion. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jun 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Politicians, journalists, and think tanks frequently try to put a number on just how much welfare recipients receive in benefits - often massaging the figures in the process. But do exaggerated claims about benefit amounts really change anybody's mind about welfare overall? New research by Carsten Jensen and Anthony Kevins confirms that they indeed do.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/how-claim...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 11:36
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90761

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