The dynamics of welfare stigma

@article{RogersDillon1995TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of welfare stigma},
  author={Robin H. Rogers-Dillon},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology},
  year={1995},
  volume={18},
  pages={439-456}
}
Drawing on the symbolic interactionist tradition, this paper focuses on the construction and management of welfare stigma in female welfare recipients' daily lives. In-depth interviews with ten women on welfare are analyzed, particularly in terms of how respondents manage their use of food stamps as stigma symbols. The complex and often contradictory pictures the women in this study painted of their feelings of stigma do not support the assumption, which underlies most research on welfare… Expand
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