Voluntary unemployment and left-dominated social policy academia

Dunn, Andrew (2015) Voluntary unemployment and left-dominated social policy academia. Discover Society (17). ISSN Unspecified

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This article summarises the main arguments and research findings from my book - 'Rethinking Unemployment and the Work Ethic'. I argue that left-dominated social policy academia has failed to answer some important questions. I criticise social policy writing about unemployed benefit claimants and present evidence from my four empirical research projects, which all delivered findings consistent with the view that many unemployed people prefer living on benefits to undertaking jobs that would increase their income, but which they consider unattractive.

Keywords:social security, welfare, benefits, unemployment, work ethic, social policy, bmjconvert, JCOpen
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L432 Welfare Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:16645
Deposited On:04 Feb 2015 22:39

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