Hello, I'm trying to translate the philosophical concept of "desert" - as in the condition of being deserving of something. In this particular instance I'm referring to whether or not a person or group is thought to deserve to be able to draw benefits from various social programmes. Here's the sentence in English (please excuse the dry language): "The project compares the conclusions of this analysis with the determinants of benefit restriction in France, Italy, and the UK, focusing on party discourse around desert." And my attempt in French: "Le projet compare les conclusions de cette analyse avec les causes des restrictions d'accès en France, en Italie et au Royaume-Uni, concentrant sur les discours partisans de mérite." Thanks so much for your time!