Welfare deservingness for migrants: does the welfare state model matter?

Saar, 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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This 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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sojka, Dr Bozena
Authors: Saar, M., Sojka, B., and Runfors, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Social Inclusion
Publisher:Cogitatio Press
ISSN (Online):2183-2803
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Social Inclusion 10(1):239-249
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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