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Differential inclusion in Germany’s conservative welfare state: policy legacies and structural constraints

Lutz C. Kaiser and Regine Paul

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426444
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426444.003.0007
Differential inclusion in Germany’s conservative welfare state: policy legacies and structural constraints

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This chapter tries to develop some arguments in the literature regarding the relative exclusion of migrants and the structural impact of welfare states on their social-inclusion patterns. It begins by explaining the system-specific modes of inclusion and their differential impact on migrants, while using a policy-legacy perspective. The chapter then contextualises the position of the migrants in Germany today within a framework of historical policy legacies. The dominant domains of migrant inclusion and the sources of intergenerational pathways of inclusion are also viewed in this context. The chapter ends with a tribute to political participation as a cross-cutting rights regime.

Keywords: migrant exclusion; structural impact; welfare states; social-inclusion patterns; modes of inclusion; differential impact; policy-legacy perspective; historical policy legacies; political participation; intergenerational pathways

Chapter.  8759 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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