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dependency culture

Definition of Dependency Culture

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

Dependency Culture Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: de·pen·den·cy cul·ture

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /di-pEn-duhn-see kUHl-chuhr/
  • British English – /di-pEn-duhn-see kUHl-chuh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /dɪˈpɛndənsi ˈkʌlʧər/
  • British English – /dɪˈpɛndənsi ˈkʌlʧə/

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Works Consulted

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

Cite the Definition of Dependency Culture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dependency culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 12, 2020 (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 August 12, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dependency culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/>.