Popular deservingness of the unemployed in the context of welfare state policies, economic conditions and cultural climate
Policy Feedback, Participation, Voting, and Attitudes
Wim van Oorschot and Bart Meuleman
Bart Meuleman and Heejung Chung
Bart Meuleman, Femke Roosma and Wim van Oorschot
Attitudes to Welfare Deservingness
Edited by Wim van Oorschot, Femke Roosma, Bart Meuleman and Tim Reeskens
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.