Immoral Conduct: Moral Regulation in Incapacity Benefits

  title={Immoral Conduct: Moral Regulation in Incapacity Benefits},
  author={Jackie Gulland},
The incapacity benefit scheme from 1911 to 1948 had scope for individual Approved Societies to set rules prohibiting particular types of behaviour, including, for example, drinking or fighting, and to expel members for breaches of rules. Definitions of immoral conduct, for many societies, included perceived immorality in sexual behaviour. As well as having rules which prohibited particular types of behaviour, the mechanisms for decision making could be used discursively to reinforce moral and… Expand


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