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Immigrants' social rights in comparative perspective: Welfare regimes, forms of immigration, and immigration policy regimes
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (English)In: Migration and Social Policy / [ed] Jenny Phillimore, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In analysing the social rights of immigrants, this chapter draws on insights from comparative welfare state research and international migration studies. On the premise that the type of welfare regime has an impact on immigrants' social rights, it utilizes Esping-Andersen's welfare regime typology as a point of departure. The typology must be complemented by two analytical constructs borrowed from the international migration literature: the immigration policy regime and entry categories associated with the form of immigration. The chapter examines the social rights of immigrants in three countries generally regarded as exemplars of the welfare regime types: the United States, representing the liberal regime; Germany, the conservative corporatist regime; and Sweden, the social democratic regime. It maps out immigrants' formal incorporation into the welfare systems of the three countries and pays special attention to legislation from 1990 onwards in order to understand the interplay between welfare regimes, forms of immigration, and immigration policy regimes in shaping immigrants' social rights.

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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
, The International Library of Studies on Migration, 19
Keyword [en]
cash transfers, immigrants, immigration policy regimes, social rights, welfare regimes
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125943DOI: 10.1177/0958928706065594ISBN: 9781783471041OAI: diva2:896178
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-20 Last updated: 2016-02-23Bibliographically approved

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