A historical perspective on immigration and social protection in the Netherlands
AbstractImmigrant access to social protection in the Netherlands has changed quite markedly over time. This paper discusses the changes from an historical perspective and introduces a theoretical framework (the Welfare Pentagon) explaining how immigrants cope with (economic) hardship when they do not have access to formal social protection. The relationship between migrants and social protection in the Netherlands has been and still is marked by asymmetries in entitlements and contributions (taxes). Shifting notions of fairness throughout time to both documented and undocumented migrants are noticed and interpreted.
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immigration; migration; social protection; social security;
Other versions of this item:
- Siegel, Melissa & Neubourg, Chris de, 2011. "A historical perspective on immigration and social protection in the Netherlands," MERIT Working Papers 014, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-06-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2011-06-11 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-MIG-2011-06-11 (Economics of Human Migration)
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- Holzmann, Robert & Koettl, Johannes & Chernetsky, Taras, 2005. "Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices," Social Protection Discussion Papers 32750, The World Bank.
- Rachel Sabates-Wheeler & Ian MacAuslan, 2007. "Migration and Social Protection: Exposing problems of access," Development, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 50(4), pages 26-32, December.
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