Migration and Access to Welfare Benefits in the EU: The Interplay between Residence and Nationality
Vintila, Cristina-Daniela ; Lafleur, Jean-Michel 2020 • In Lafleur, Jean-Michel ; Vintila, Cristina-Daniela (Eds.) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1): Comparing Access to Welfare Entitlements Peer reviewed
[en] Increasing mobility to and from European Union (EU) countries has started to challenge the principles of territoriality and national citizenship through which European democracies traditionally conditioned access to social benefits. Existing typologies of immigrant social protection regimes do not seem to adequately capture (nor explain) the diverse repertoire of policy configurations through which European welfare regimes adapt to migration-driven societal dynamics. This introductory chapter provides a critical reflection on the link between migration and access to welfare in the EU. In doing so, it aims to propose a comprehensive analytical framework that allows for a systematic comparison of the inclusiveness of social protection systems towards mobile individuals. We argue that states’ responsiveness towards the social protection needs of their immigrant and emigrant populations has to be examined through a combination of factors, including the characteristics of these populations, the migration history of these countries, as well as the main features of their welfare state.
Political science, public administration & international relations
Author, co-author :
Vintila, Cristina-Daniela ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM)
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM)
Migration and Access to Welfare Benefits in the EU: The Interplay between Residence and Nationality
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Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1): Comparing Access to Welfare Entitlements
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Lafleur, Jean-Michel ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut de recherche en Sciences Sociales (IRSS) > IRSS: Centre d'Etudes de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations
Vintila, Cristina-Daniela ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales
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