Benefits stigma in Britain

Baumberg Geiger, Ben and Bell, Kate and Gaffney, Declan (2012) Benefits stigma in Britain. Project report. Elizabeth Finn Care (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This report set out to investigate the stigma attached to claiming benefits in Britain today, using an original MORI survey conducted in May 2012, focus groups with claimants and non-claimants, re-analysis of existing survey data, and an analysis of articles about benefits in national newspapers from 1995 to 2011. We use ‘stigma’ throughout this report as a term to describe the idea that a characteristic – in this case claiming benefits – is seen to be embarrassing or shameful and to lead to a lower social status. We argue that benefits are primarily stigmatised when they are seen as an undeserved and unreciprocated gift.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 12:02 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 15:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36377 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baumberg Geiger, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0341-3532
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