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Anti-welfare attitudes. The rise and fall of anti-welfare attitudes across four decades: politics, pensioners and poverty

Baumberg Geiger, Ben, de Vries, Robert, O'Grady, Tom, Summers, Kate (2023) Anti-welfare attitudes. The rise and fall of anti-welfare attitudes across four decades: politics, pensioners and poverty. National Centre for Social Research (KAR id:103538)

Abstract

Over the past four decades, there have been two periods of dramatic change in our attitudes to welfare; negative attitudes increased in the late 1990s and 2000s, while attitudes have softened since 2010. While the first period of change is well understood, being largely driven by changes in the views of Labour Party voters, this chapter focuses on the second period of change. How have attitudes to welfare changed over the past decade and can a softening of attitudes be attributed to politicians, the media, changing perceptions of poverty or to changes in Britain’s demographic make-up?

Item Type: Research report (external)
Additional information: British Social Attitudes. The 40th Report: Poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Robert De Vries
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 16:31 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/103538 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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