Andrew Dunn of the University of Lincoln discusses research on jobseekers’ attitudes to employment

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The coalition’s increased use of conditionality for claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance/JSA (soon to be Universal Credit) and its tougher financial sanctions for non-compliance are part of a policy trend, dating back to the 1980s, that is underpinned by politicians’ belief that many people prefer benefits to employment.  Yet academic researchers insist these politicians’ are misguided; […]