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Shame, stigma and the take‐up of social assistance: Insights from rural China

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While the reasons for low take‐up of social assistance benefits are complex, stigma is understood to be an important factor. In this study, the proposition that financial need and social rights moderate the deterrent effect of stigma was examined with respect to China as a deviant case. Dibao, the world's largest social assistance scheme, is characterised by high take‐up but poor targeting, stigma and informal discretion in the context of rapidly declining poverty. Qualitative fieldwork revea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ijsw.12242

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Department:
Green Templeton College
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Social Welfare Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
230-238
Publication date:
2016-10-03
Acceptance date:
2018-08-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2397
ISSN:
1369-6866
Pubs id:
pubs:640255
URN:
uri:c8c0f979-a2b5-4f15-84ed-c1cfe07f1988
UUID:
c8c0f979-a2b5-4f15-84ed-c1cfe07f1988
Local pid:
pubs:640255

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