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'Got a degree...all of a sudden I'm in a Jobcentre': The role of 'stigma' in precarious graduate transitions

Formby, Adam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7055-7013 (2017) 'Got a degree...all of a sudden I'm in a Jobcentre': The role of 'stigma' in precarious graduate transitions. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (3). pp. 249-262.

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Abstract

There is widespread evidence that those claiming out-of-work benefits experience different types of 'benefit stigma' in the UK, with the focus largely falling on conventionally disadvantaged welfare users. In contrast, graduates' experiences of 'benefits stigma' go unnoticed because of their relative advantage within the labour market. Yet, an increase in precarity across the labour market has unsettled graduate transitions and is re-shaping their relationships with out-of-work benefits. Against this backdrop, this article explores how graduates respond to different aspects of 'benefit stigma'. It posits that challenging stigmatising narratives associated with out-of-benefits – is integral to support graduates furthest away from knowledge-based economy jobs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Formby, AP (2017) 'Got a degree...all of a sudden I'm in a Jobcentre': The role of 'stigma' in 'precarious' graduate transitions. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (3). pp. 249-262. ISSN 1759-8273] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X14877669275128.
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X14877669275128
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3733

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