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“Who Cares for those who Cared? Global Social Protection Arrangements Between Europe and Latin America”.
Vivas Romero, Maria mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM) >]
IMISCOE Research Cluster Meeting: Revisiting mobilities between Europe and Latin America: the transnational circulation of people, ideas and practices in the 21st century
Anastasia Bermudez (University of Seville, Department of Anthropology and History)
[en] Belgium recently experienced an economic and political crisis. This context has reinforced the historical restrictive migratory approach while promoting policies that aim at restraining migration through the control of social provisions. In such an environment migrant families are categorized as an intolerable burden for the state (Lafleur and Stanek forthcoming). Evidently, these measures affected migrant family’s access to health-care, education, pension schemes and increased their unemployment rates (Castanheira et al. 2014; Pignal 2012). Nevertheless, it also drove them to diversify their resources to access social protection while negotiating them in sending, receiving and in-between countries.
This paper tackles this last argument and explores the post-crisis strategies Peruvian and Colombian migrant families use to access global social protection arrangements while negotiating their access to informal and formal resources in a variety of countries in Europe and Latin America. Nonetheless, it also depicts emerging or transforming inequalities in their strategies. Global Social Protection arrangements are defined as strategies that migrants learn to put together through their life course to cope with social risks in areas such as: health-, long-term care, pensions or unemployment. Such strategies combine rights based in public welfare policies as well as market-family and community based practices. An intersectional lens (Anthias 2001) is used to explore how Andean transnational families’ ethnic, class, gender, generational positioning’s affects their strategies. The empirical data use draws from a multi-sited ethnography conducted with 15 Andean Transnational family networks over the past two years.
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