Thesis Eleven (64):21-38 (2001)

Marion Smiley
Brandeis University
This essay argues that the concept of dependence now invoked in noramtive discussions of the welfare state is both incoherent and biased as a result of its conflation of four distinctly different notions of dependence, ranging from the purely causal to that associated with lower class identities.
Keywords dependence  social dependence  welfare state  welfare dependence
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DOI 10.1177/0725513601064000003
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