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On the origins of welfare stigma: Comparing two social assistance schemes in rural China

Abstract:

While stigma has often been implicated in the low take-up of benefits, its aetiology is not well understood. Drawing distinctions from earlier research, notably differentiating personal, social and institutional stigma, the article explores how each is related to each other and how each alone, and in concert, is framed by political and local culture. As case-studies, two of the world’s largest social assistance schemes, Dibao and Wubao, are compared in a village in south central China based o...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0261018317748315

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Critical Social Policy Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Pages:
667-687
Publication date:
2017-12-12
Acceptance date:
2017-11-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-703X
ISSN:
0261-0183
Pubs id:
pubs:794869
URN:
uri:a9617149-a859-4e3a-b883-615e4c67ca8e
UUID:
uuid:a9617149-a859-4e3a-b883-615e4c67ca8e
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pubs:794869

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