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dc.contributor.authorSingleton, B.E.*
dc.contributor.authorFry, Gary*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-18T13:42:03Z
dc.date.available2017-08-18T13:42:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-07
dc.identifier.citationSingleton BE and Fry G (2015) Citizen Carer: Carer's Allowance and Conceptualisations of UK Citizenship. Journal of Social Policy. 44(3): 549-566.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/12920
dc.descriptionnoen_US
dc.description.abstractCarers make a considerable contribution to the health and social care of sick or disabled people, reducing the strain on health and social care systems. This has been recognised through support mechanisms, including (in the UK) a payment for caring (Carer’s Allowance – CA). This article draws upon data from a study of carers receiving CA. Utilising a citizenship perspective, it examines respondents’ perspectives on their role in the UK and shows how CA provides not only financial support but also contributes to normative conceptualisations of citizenship. The data highlight the primacy of paid work in UK citizenship, as well as the stigma associated with receiving welfare benefits. The article concludes by claiming that changes to the UK benefit system need to take into account a ‘recognition’ aspect, reformulating what is considered a worthwhile contribution to society.en_US
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279415000197en_US
dc.subjectCarers; Carer’s allowance; Conceptualisations of citizenship; United Kingdom (UK); Social careen_US
dc.titleCitizen Carer: Carer’s Allowance and Conceptualisations of UK Citizenshipen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.application2015-04-13
dc.typeArticleen_US
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