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ERIC Number: EJ120222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Stigma of Public Dependency: A Comparison of Alternative Forms of Public Aid to the Poor
Williamson, John B.
Social Problems, 22, 2, 213-228, Dec 74
Although attitudes towards poverty and public dependency have become more liberal over the past 100 years, most in the general public would argue that stigma serves the important function of discouraging voluntary dependency; beliefs about 13 different programs and proposals to aid the poor are assessed for sample of respondents in the Boston area. (JM)
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts