|Author (Person)||Eugster, Beatrice|
|Series Title||Journal of European Social Policy|
|Series Details||Volume 28, Number 5, Pages 452-470|
|Publication Date||December 2018|
|ISSN||0958-9287 (print) | 1461-7269 (online)|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
It is not only immigration and the incorporation of immigrants into society that serve as challenges for post-industrialised countries, but also rising inequality and poverty. This article focuses on both issues and proposes a new theoretical perspective on the determinants of immigrant poverty.
Building on comparative welfare state research and international migration literature, the author argues that immigrants’ social rights – here understood as their access to paid employment and welfare benefits – condition the impact which both the labour market and welfare system have on immigrants’ poverty.
The empirical analysis is based on a newly collected dataset on immigrants’ social rights in 19 advanced industrialised countries. The findings confirm the hypotheses: more regulated minimum wage setting institutions and generous traditional family programmes reduce immigrants’ poverty more strongly in countries where they are granted easier access to paid employment and social benefits.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Migration | Immigration, Welfare State|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|