Conservative Corporatist Welfare States and Immigrants’ Social Rights

Diane Sainsbury

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654772
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744747 | DOI:
Conservative Corporatist Welfare States and Immigrants’ Social Rights

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Chapter 4 discusses the two conservative corporatist countries — Germany and France — and the impact of welfare regime attributes, such as work performance and contribution requirements, on immigrants' social rights. The chapter examines immigrants' formal inclusion and access to benefits, and how retrenchment, welfare state restructuring and changes in the incorporation regime have affected immigrants' social rights. In the German case the incorporation regime has been very important because until recently it differentiated between co-ethnic immigrants and foreigners. The concluding discussion compares the German and French welfare and incorporation regimes and their impact on immigrant rights. It also offers an assessment of the proposition that Germany and France are exemplars of contrasting models of citizenship and incorporation in light of policy developments during the past two decades.

Keywords: Germany; France; conservative corporatist welfare regime; work; contribution requirements; retrenchment; welfare state restructuring; incorporation regime; immigrants' social rights; co-ethnic immigrants

Chapter.  12378 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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