Sanctuary to sanction : asylum seekers, refugees and welfare conditionality in the UK

Scullion, LC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5766-3241 2018, 'Sanctuary to sanction : asylum seekers, refugees and welfare conditionality in the UK' , Journal of Social Security Law, 25 (3) , pp. 158-172.

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Abstract

Successive UK Governments have introduced a raft of legislation that has reduced the level of support for asylum seekers, whilst simultaneously attaching conditions to the receipt of this support. While refugee status brings people into the mainstream welfare system and provides them with similar rights as UK citizens, very little is known about how they experience the conditionality and sanctions inherent within this system. Drawing upon new data from longitudinal interviews with refugees, this paper explores their experiences of navigating the mainstream social security system and raises questions about the ethicality of the application of conditionality for forced migrants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a non-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Social Security Law following peer review. The definitive published version: Scullion, LC 2018, 'Sanctuary to sanction : asylum seekers, refugees and welfare conditionality in the UK' , Journal of Social Security Law, 25 (3) , pp. 158-172. is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Security Law
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell (Thomson Reuters)
ISSN: 1354-7747
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Depositing User: L Scullion
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 16:02
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 15:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49566

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