This blog is based on article in Social Policy and Society by Robert Bolton, Joe Whelan and Fiona Dukelaw. Click here to access the article. What does welfare stigma do? In our state of art review article, we found stories of inner turmoil: stories about poor self-esteem and self-worth, feelings of inferiority and inadequacy, embarrassment,… Continue reading What Can Welfare Stigma Do? Mobilising Stigma as a Site For Resistance
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Anja Eleveld. Click here to access the article. ‘I had to work in the second-hand shop and I’ve been crying ever since (..) and then I feel like I am not being heard ( …) that they can stop your benefits, that’s… Continue reading Welfare Recipients at the Mercy of the Welfare Officer
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Dave Beck and Hefin Gwilym. Click here to access the article. The UK is poised to enter a crisis in the cost of living. This is, however, not a new issue - it is one that has been rising, albeit steadily, for… Continue reading The Food Bank: A Safety-Net in Place of Welfare Security in Times of Austerity and the Covid-19 Crisis
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Athina Vlachantoni, Ning Wang, Zhixin Feng and Jane Falkingham. Click here to access the article. Providing unpaid care to a family member or friend, or informal care provision, is increasingly common, with about 1 in 10 persons in the UK being a… Continue reading Caring and Working in Mid-Life: A Trade-Off?
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Nancy Evans. Click here to read the article. Mothers reliant on state support have long been the subject of moral judgements about their deservingness. In 21st Century Britain, after over a decade of austerity and unprecedented welfare reform, exploring how mothers experience and resist the stigma… Continue reading Living With and Fighting the “Benefit Mum” Stereotype: How Do Mothers Experience and Resist Benefits Stigma?