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The Welfare Trait (How State Benefits Affect Personality)

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9781137555281
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Overview

The welfare state has a problem: each generation living under its protection has lower work motivation than the previous one. In order to fix this problem we need to understand its causes, lest the welfare state ends up undermining its own economic and social foundations. In The Welfare Trait, award-winning personality researcher Dr Adam Perkins argues that welfare-induced personality mis-development is a significant part of the problem. In support of his theory, Dr Perkins presents data showing that the welfare state can boost the number of children born into disadvantaged households, and that childhood disadvantage promotes the development of an employment-resistant personality profile, characterised by aggressive, antisocial and rule-breaking tendencies. The book concludes by recommending that policy should be altered to avoid the continuation of this trend. It suggests that, without this change, the welfare state will erode the nation's work ethic by increasing the proportion of individuals in the population who possess such a personality profile, due to exposure to the environmental influence of disadvantage in childhood.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Adam Perkins
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    216
    Publisher:
    Palgrave Macmillan (November 12, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    Professional and scholarly
    ISBN-13:
    9781137555281
    ISBN-10:
    1137555289
    Weight:
    16oz
    Dimensions:
    5.5" x 8.49" x 0.52"
    Case Pack:
    50
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-macmillan_us_academic_onix21-2015-1207-20151207.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
    As low as:
    $22.94
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-STM
    Discount Code:
    A
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