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Immigrant welfare in Greece: portrait of a town

Fokas, Effie (2013) Immigrant welfare in Greece: portrait of a town. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 13 (4). pp. 575-594. ISSN 1468-3857

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14683857.2013.859811


This paper examines majority-immigrant relations through the prism of welfare provision to glean insight into the extent to which the welfare system influences the integration of immigrants into Greek society. Does welfare provision help lead to social cohesion between the majority society and immigrant minorities? Are existing majority-immigrant tensions abated, or exacerbated, by the welfare system? What is the role of welfare provision in relation to other integration factors such as labour market participation, naturalization and broadening conceptions of host society identity? These questions are addressed through in-depth qualitative research conducted in a Greek town. The research indicates that immigrant integration is largely influenced by local level policies and by immigrants’ daily encounters with people who carry these out.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 08:52
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 22:36

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