Welfare deservingness for migrants: Does the Welfare State model matter?
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AbstractThis article draws on the idea that welfare systems and institutions are based on normative assumptions about justice, solidarity, and responsibility. Even though the literature on welfare deservingness has highlighted the connection between ideas of solidarity and the support to, for instance, people with different ethnic backgrounds, there is very little research on the interconnections of different welfare state models and ideas on how migration should be governed. This article suggests that there is a link between the welfare state models suggested by Esping‐Anderssen and different discourses on migrant welfare deservingness. The article explores the interlinkages of three welfare state models—liberal, socialdemocratic, and continental‐corporative—and four discourses on welfare deservingness of migrants in respect to social welfare—labourist, ethno‐cultural, residential, and welfarist (see Carmel & Sojka, 2020). It is suggested that the normative foundations embedded in different welfare systems lead to dissimilar ways of approaching migrants and migration.
CitationSaar, M., Sojka, B. and Runfors, A. (2022) Welfare deservingness for migrants: Does the Welfare State model matter?, Social Inclusion, 10(1), pp. 239-249. DOI: 10.17645/si.v10i1.4818
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SponsorsResearch for this article is based on and was funded by the NORFACE Welfare State Futures programme (grant number 462–74‐731). The research was developed in the TRANSWEL project Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe led by Prof. Anna Amelina. The interviews were collected during Work Package 1, led by Dr. Emma Carmel, and Work Package 3, led by Prof. Ann Runfors. We are grateful to all policy experts who participated in our research, for their time and consideration in sharing their views and experiences with us.
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