Benefits conditionality for disabled people: Stylized facts from a review of international evidence and practice

Baumberg Geiger, Ben (2017) Benefits conditionality for disabled people: Stylized facts from a review of international evidence and practice. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (2). pp. 107-128. ISSN 1759-8273. E-ISSN 1759-8281. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X14939739331010) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

While behavioural conditionality for disability benefit claimants has been increasing, there is little evidence on its implementation or impacts. This article summarises existing studies, alongside an international review based on 140 documents and 38 expert interviews, into four 'stylised facts': (1) requirements for disability benefit claimants are common, but sanctioning is rare; (2) assessment and support are critical for implementing conditionality; (3) limited but robust existing evidence suggests that sanctioning may have zero or even negative impacts on work-related outcomes for disabled people; and (4) individual case studies suggest that sanctioning can lead to destitution and affect mental health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ACTIVATION; BENEFITS; DISABILITY; SANCTIONS; SOCIAL SECURITY; WELFARE REFORM
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Ben Baumberg Geiger
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 14:09 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 15:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61793 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baumberg Geiger, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0341-3532
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