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Social class bias in welfare sanctioning judgements: Experimental evidence from a nationally representative sample

Abstract:

In this study, we examine whether welfare deservingness judgements in the United Kingdom are affected by a bias against claimants from stigmatised social class backgrounds. In the United Kingdom, as in other countries, stereotypes of a perceived social ‘underclass’ are widespread. Political and media discourse frequently portrays members of this ‘underclass’ as lazy, feckless and not genuinely in need of support. Yet despite strong academic interest in perceived welfare deservingness, existin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/spol.12812

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9114-965X
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Policy and Administration Journal website
Publication date:
2022-06-14
Acceptance date:
2022-04-04
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EISSN:
1467-9515
ISSN:
0144-5596
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1250596
Local pid:
pubs:1250596
Deposit date:
2022-07-03

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