𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐲.
Because of the truly global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, however – and the feeling that so many are in the same financial boat – the perceived shame of government assistance seems to have evaporated. People are more comfortable with receiving welfare in order to get their life back to normal.
More on this topic from 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝙍𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣’𝙨 podcast on Welfare: https://sortmymoney.com.au/a-z-budget-planning-podcast-series-episode-12-w-x/
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