The social legitimacy of targeted welfare: Attitudes to welfare deservingness

W.J.H. van Oorschot (Editor), F. Roosma (Editor), B. Meuleman (Editor), T. Reeskens (Editor)

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This book addresses new perspectives on the perceived popular deservingness of target groups of social services and benefits, offering new insights and analysis to this quickly developing field of welfare attitudes research. It provides an up-to-date state of the art in terms of concepts, theories, research methods and data. The book offers a multi-disciplinary view on deservingness attitudes, with contributions from sociology, political science, media studies and social psychology. It links up with central welfare state debates about the allocation of collective resources between groups with particular needs, and wider categories of need.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages384
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78536 721 2
ISBN (Print)978 1 78536 720 5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017

Publication series

NameGlobalization and Welfare


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