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Unformatted text preview: they gain a job. o Welfare claimants adopt a culture of poverty which consists of a set of norms and values that differ to those of mainstream society. This makes it very difficult for them to re-enter the labour market. o New Right theorists argue that welfare payments undermine personal initiative, thus trapping many people into poverty. As such, the poor become more and more dependent upon the welfare state and therefore find it very difficult to escape. The impact of poverty can be hugely significant. This can include a; Loss of status and income (if the person was previously in employment). A decline in self-esteem. A decline in personal health. A feeling of social exclusion. There are also implications for society. For example, a wide gap between rich and poor within society can result in social conflict....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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