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Community Attitudes Toward People Receiving Unemployment Benefits: Does Volunteering Change Perceptions?

Butterworth, Peter; Schofield, Timothy P


People receiving government income support due to unemployment are sometimes required to participate in activities such as volunteering. These “mutual obligation” requirements have community support, but the effect of volunteering on benefit recipients is unclear. In three person-perception experiments (N = 222, 533, 934), we considered whether volunteering overcomes negative evaluations of unemployed benefit recipients. Volunteering increased the extent to which benefit recipients were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Basic and Applied Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2018.1496335


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