The deserving and the undeserving poor

Prof Philip Booth speaks to BBC Radio 4's Analysis

BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme asks whether any state welfare system can adequately distinguish between the deserving and the undeserving poor.

Prof Philip Booth joins in the discussion and argues that charities are often better placed to make such individual distinctions. In fact, we should often view a national welfare system as the last resort.

Listen to the programme here.

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