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Patterns of welfare attitudes in the Australian population

Schofield, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter

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The study of community attitudes toward welfare and welfare recipients is an area of increasing interest. This is not only because negative attitudes can lead to stigmatization and discrimination, but because of the relevance of social attitudes to policy decisions. We quantify the attitudes toward welfare in the Australian population using attitude data from a nationally representative survey (N = 3243). Although there was broad support for the social welfare system, negative attitudes are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103599
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142792

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