Expert systems and the public provision of welfare benefit advice

Patrick M. Dawson, Sarah Buckland, Nigel Gilbert

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Abstract

At some stage during their lives most people will need information on welfare benefit entitlements and on the operation of the social security system in order to lodge a benefit claim. This article reports on the feasibility of using computers to provide benefit advice and support to the public, drawing on data from a study of potential users of a computer information system. The article concludes that expert systems technology could provide opportunities for developing welfare benefit advice systems which are easy to use and which can educate non-experts about social security administration and entitlement to wefare benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalPolicy & Politics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990

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Expert systems and the public provision of welfare benefit advice. / Dawson, Patrick M.; Buckland, Sarah; Gilbert, Nigel.

In: Policy & Politics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.1990, p. 43-54.

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Dawson, Patrick M. ; Buckland, Sarah ; Gilbert, Nigel. / Expert systems and the public provision of welfare benefit advice. In: Policy & Politics. 1990 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 43-54.
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