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Sanctions and Sweeteners: Rights and Responsibilities in the benefits system

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Sanctions and Sweeteners: Rights and Responsibilities in the benefits system Can government use the benefit system to change the behaviour of claimants? The last decade has seen a growing trend for adding new conditions that people must meet to receive benefits. This report dissects the evidence from the UK, US and Europe on the impact of extended benefit conditions on three groups: disabled people, lone parents and anti-social tenants. The authors assess the legitimacy of conditioning welfare benefits on whether claimants behave as the government would like and examine the effectiveness of such conditions in bringing about specific policy goals. By Kate Stanley and Liane Asta Lohde with Stuart White. By the Institute for Public Policy Research

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research , UK .

Welfare and Social Security Policy Resource.