Immigrants And Poverty: The Role Of Labour Market And Welfare State Access by Beatrice EugsterImmigrants And Poverty: The Role Of Labour Market And Welfare State Access by Beatrice Eugster

Immigrants And Poverty: The Role Of Labour Market And Welfare State Access

byBeatrice Eugster

Paperback | September 1, 2019

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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.
Beatrice Eugster is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research interests include comparative welfare state research, immigration and national identity, and more recently political communication with a focus on the European integration (politicization and Euroscepticism) and the effects of media comm...
Title:Immigrants And Poverty: The Role Of Labour Market And Welfare State AccessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2019Publisher:ECPR PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786613158

ISBN - 13:9781786613158


Table of Contents

Introduction / 1. An Approach to Explain Immigrants' Poverty / 2. Dealing with Immigrants: Poverty / 3. Dealing with Immigrants: Immigrants' Social Rights / 4. Explaining Cross-National Variations in Immigrant Poverty / Conclusion / Methodological Appendix / References

Editorial Reviews

Integrating insights from the welfare state literature, the migration literature and the study on welfare chauvinism, Eugster provides a meticulous study on how institutional arrangements shape the integration of both forced and voluntary immigrants. Based on an original dataset on migrants' social rights and poverty risks in advanced societies, she finds the poverty risks of immigrants are strongly dependent on the extent of social rights in their new countries. Immigrants and Poverty enhances our understanding of how the integration of both voluntary and involuntary migrants can succeed and provides a starting point for policy making. In times of heated politicization of migration to advanced societies, this book is a must read for scholars and policy makers and will have a profound impact in academic research and public policy making.