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A categorical immigration policy: welfare, integration and the production of inequality<sup>1</sup>

John Gal and Jennifer Oser

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/9781847426444.003.0013
A categorical immigration policy: welfare, integration and the production of inequality1

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This chapter explores the unique immigration-policy model that was adopted in Israel as a contribution to the understanding of the connection between social and immigration policies in European welfare states. The discussion uses an institutional perspective to present a detailed study that explains the emergence and endurance of the categorical welfare system of Israeli immigrants. It also analyses the implications of this categorical system for immigrants and other sectors of Israeli society. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the relevance of the Israeli case for European welfare states.

Keywords: immigration-policy model; Israel; European welfare states; social policies; immigration policies; institutional perspective; Israeli immigrants

Chapter.  6940 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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