Conditionality Briefing: Unemployed People

Stewart, A. B.R. and Wright, S. (2014) Conditionality Briefing: Unemployed People. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

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Abstract

Benefits and employment services for unemployed people in Britain have always been based on work - related conditions. In recent decades, there has been a change in priority, away from viewing financial support from the state whilst unemployed as a respectable earned entitlement. Instead, policy makers have become mainly concerned with moving people ‘off benefits and into work’ (DWP 2010a; 2010b) by threatening sanctions (temporary withdrawal of essential benefit income) in order to ensure compliance with particular job search requirements.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr Alasdair and Wright, Dr Sharon
Authors: Stewart, A. B.R., and Wright, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Welfare Conditionality

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