Dependency culture

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

A situation where welfare provision leads many people to depend permanently on state handouts and to drop out of the labour market. Proposals to avoid the development of a dependency culture include placing time limits on welfare handouts, or making receipt of benefits conditional on accepting training or workfare.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.

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