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Ruth Patrick

Living with (and Resisting) Welfare Reform in the UK

by Ruth Patrick

Over the past 35 years, the UK’s social security system has been subject to wave after wave of reform. Changes have been implemented as part of efforts to end what politicians so often describe as “a culture of welfare dependency” and an ever greater role has been found for welfare conditionality – the attachment of conditions (most often work-related) to benefits receipt. Significant changes occurred during...

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