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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

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dɪˈpɛndənsi ˈkəltʃər/
    • British English
      • /dɪˈpɛndənsi ˈkʌltʃə/
  • Syllabification: (de·pen·den·cy cul·ture)

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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 26, 2019 (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 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dependency culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-culture/>.