dependency culture

(noun) A culture or lifestyle characterized by individuals’ dependency on state benefits such as welfare.

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  • Plural: dependency cultures

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Dependency Culture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dependency culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 18, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

dependency culture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dependency culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 18, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dependency culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/>.