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Why benefit sanctions are both ineffective and harmful

Wright, Sharon, Johnsen, Sarah and Scullion, Lisa (2018) Why benefit sanctions are both ineffective and harmful. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Sep 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Drawing on the first major independent study of benefit sanctions, support, and behaviour change, Sharon Wright, Sarah Johnsen, and Lisa Scullion write that not only do sanctions not help move people into work, they also have a detrimental effect on their lives. This is because sanctions push recipients further into poverty and cause significant distress in the process, with potentially life-changing negative results.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/benefit-s...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
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: 16 Jan 2019 10:40
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 21:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91841

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