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Social Citizenship and Social Security Fraud in the UK and Australia

McKeever, Grainne (2012) Social Citizenship and Social Security Fraud in the UK and Australia. Social Policy & Administration, 46 (4). pp. 465-482. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2012.00844.x/abstract

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2012.00844.x


This article examines the nature of social citizenship for social security claimants in the UK and Australia, focusing on claimants suspected or convicted of minor social security fraud. It argues that claimants are excluded from social citizenship and that social security fraud legislation reinforces this exclusion. It proposes that social citizenship be redefined to more closely mirror T. H. Marshall’s vision of social citizenship, and suggests a new policy framework within which minor social security fraud could be decriminalized.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Social citizenship; State welfare; Social security fraud; Exclusion
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
ID Code:23478
Deposited By: Dr Grainne McKeever
Deposited On:02 Oct 2012 08:17
Last Modified:02 Oct 2012 08:17

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