The impact of conditionality on the welfare rights of EU migrants in the UK

Dwyer, P. J., Scullion, L., Jones, K. and Stewart, A. (2019) The impact of conditionality on the welfare rights of EU migrants in the UK. Policy and Politics, 47(1), pp. 133-150. (doi: 10.1332/030557318X15296527346800)

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This paper highlights and explores how conditionality operating at three levels (the EU supranational level, the UK national level and in migrants' mundane 'street level' encounters with social security administrators), come together to restrict and have a negative impact on the social rights of EU migrants living in the UK. Presenting analysis of new data generated in repeat qualitative interviews with 49 EU migrants resident in the UK, the paper makes an original contribution to understanding how the conditionality inherent in macro level EU and UK policy has seriously detrimental effects on the everyday lives of individual EU migrants.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr Alasdair
Authors: Dwyer, P. J., Scullion, L., Jones, K., and Stewart, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Policy and Politics
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN (Online):1470-8442
Published Online:11 July 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Policy Press
First Published:First published in Policy and Politics 47(1): 133-150
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
674671Sanctions, support and behaviour change: understanding the role and impact of welfare confidentialitySharon WrightEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K002163/2SPS - URBAN STUDIES