What Can Welfare Stigma Do? Mobilising Stigma as a Site For Resistance

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

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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 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

Living With and Fighting the “Benefit Mum” Stereotype: How Do Mothers Experience and Resist Benefits Stigma?

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?