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When impairment impairs: a reply to ‘Fairness, generosity and conditionality in the welfare system: the case of UK disability benefits’ by Johnson and Nettle

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  • 1 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, , UK
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Provides a response to Johnson and Nettle’s paper, discussing justifications for the UK welfare state, and associated perceptions of disability and fairness. Rather than the ‘stick’ of sanctions and conditionality, more investment is required in return to work efforts.

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  • 1 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, , UK

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