Immigrants and Poverty: The Role of Labour Market and Welfare State Access

Eugster, Beatrice (2018). Immigrants and Poverty: The Role of Labour Market and Welfare State Access. London; New York: ECPR Press / Rowman & Littlefield International

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Inequality has been rising in advanced industrialised countries. At the same time, increased immigration has accentuated the ethnic diversity of those countries. Both developments have created challenges for advanced industrialised countries to integrate immigrants into the country.

"Immigration and Poverty" examines how advanced industrialised countries integrate immigrants into the labour market and welfare state and how this influences immigrant poverty. The main argument draws on insights from two research strands, the comparative welfare state and the migration literature. In brief, this book argues that a country’s labour market and welfare system does not directly influence immigrants’ poverty but is conditional on immigrants’ social rights, here understood as their labour market and welfare state access. "Immigration and Poverty" argues and shows that it is crucial to embed migration-specific policies within a country’s prevailing institutional setting to understand why immigrants fare better in some countries as compared to others.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Communication and Media Studies (ICMB)

UniBE Contributor:

Eugster, Beatrice

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISBN:

978-1-78552-293-2

Publisher:

ECPR Press / Rowman & Littlefield International

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Eugster

Date Deposited:

12 May 2020 12:00

Last Modified:

12 May 2020 12:00

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127315

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