Welfare Benefit Entitlement – Where is it spent ? 

HI,  I was wondering is anyone was aware of any academic work that focused on how benefit recipients use their entitlement . 

My gut feeling is that when we help people gain their entitlement we are also in some part contributing to increased money circulating locally (all be it a high proportion going to private landlords).

I would also assume that a high proportion of benefit entitlement is spent locally , possibly at a higher proportion to other forms of income such as wages?  (Based on some anecdotal evidence /  assumptions I have based on delivering benefit advice in 3 difference regions in England).

Would be really interesting in doing some further reading on this subject , so if anyone had a direction they could point me that would be brilliant.

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