Perceived fraud in the benefits system | Inequalities

3 Sep

Perceived fraud in the benefits system

It’s impossible to understand political attitudes towards the benefits system without thinking about ‘deservingness’ – that is, whether claimants are seen to be deserving. (Regular readers will know this is one of my abiding interests). This week I want to quickly look at a key aspect of this: how much fraud people think there is. To do this I’m using particular questions from the acclaimed British Social Attitudes series, which – astonishingly – I’ve never seen used before.

Perceived fraud in the benefits system | Inequalities.

 

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