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National Institutions – International Migration National Institutions – International Migration
Labour Markets, Welfare States and Immigration Policy
Frida  Boräng (Author)
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781786606679
Page Extent: 200 pp

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About the Book

Despite the fact that immigration policy is today one of the most salient political issues in the OECD countries, we know surprisingly little about the factors behind the very different choices countries have made over the last decades when it comes to immigrant admission.

Why has the balance between inclusion and exclusion differed so much between countries – and for different categories of migrants?

The answer that this book provides is that this is to an important extent a result of how domestic labour market and welfare state institutions have approached the question of inclusion and exclusion, since immigration policy does not stand independent from these central policy areas.

By developing and testing an institutional explanation for immigrant admission, this book offers a theoretically informed, and empirically rich, analysis of variation in immigration policy in the OECD countries from the 1980s to the 2000s.

'This book successfully explores the relationship between migration and the welfare state. It presents a rich and novel account of the role of institutional arrangements and demonstrates that forced migration and labour migration differ in how they relate to the welfare state. Its strength lies in the fruitful combination of assorted data alongside a carefully crafted analysis and a high sensitivity for case-specific contexts.'
Steffen Mau, Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt-University Berlin


  Pub Date:

January 2018


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