Welfare Regimes and Images of poor and welfare Recipients
Publikation: Forskning › Paper uden forlag/tidsskrift
The article investigates how poor and social assistance clients are depicted in British, Danish and Swedish newspapers. The study is inspired by American media studies that have documented an overrepresentation of African Americans. It is expected that due to the institutional logics of liberal welfare regimes the negative stereotyping of poor and social assistance clients is resembled in Great Britain; despite the fact that the salience of the race issue has been modest in Britain. In contrast it is expected that due to the institutional logics of social democratic welfare regimes this negative stereotyping is less severe in Swedish and Danish newspapers; despite the fact that both countries have become multiethnic and the salience of the issue has been high in the Danish case. The first preliminary results support the theoretical argument.
|Konference||RC19 Montreal 2009 - Social Policies: Local Experiments, Travelling Ideas|
|Periode||20/08/09 → 22/08/09|