Welfare incentives can trap people in poverty

Steve Davies appears on BBC One

IEA Education Director Steve Davies spoke on 'The Big Questions' in relation to the programme 'Benefits Street' and whether it leads to the demonisation of the poor. He argued that relieving the crippling cost of housing is one way to reduce the welfare bill. He also spoke about how the welfare system removes incentives that end up trapping people in poverty.

You can watch the episode here, the segment begins at 0.38.

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