Reference : Can diasporas shape homeland health policies?
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Can diasporas shape homeland health policies?
Lafleur, Jean-Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM) >]
Transnational Social Citizenship in an Age of Uncertainty: Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond
25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
University of Cottbus
[en] diaspora ; migration ; welfare ; social protection ; health ; Mexico ; Congo ; remittances ; transnational
[en] Across Europe and North America, controversies around the impact of immigration on the welfare state are recurring. Whether they are accused of being triggered to move by benefits or of being a burden on public finance in destination countries, few countries manage to discuss welfare reforms without connecting it to immigration debates. In this paper, we show that the welfare and migration literature’s focus on those debates entails that immigrant agency is neglected in the study of welfare reform and so it's the immigrant impact on welfare state reform in the home country. Interpreting empirical data on the experience of two diasporas —Mexicans and Congolese— in homeland health policies, we build a conceptual framework that articulate migration and development and welfare reforms approaches in order to identify the variables that lead to the formal acknowledgement of the diaspora’s role in their homeland social protection policies.
Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
ERC starting grant: Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe
Researchers ; Professionals
H2020 ; 680014 - MiTSoPro - Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe

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