When finding work is more challenging than waiting for dole, the situation is going down

In a non-welfare state the problem is people at the bottom has no safety net. But everyone is working hard to support themselves. They do not wait for help to come along.

In a welfare state, people are sort of being punished for finding work and rewarded for being a bum. No politician will have the will to abolish it because that will be a career suicide. When you live in a country like that, the earlier you create your own job, the better!