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How white middle class social capital can lock immigrants out of more generous state welfare policies

Hawes, Daniel and McCrea, Austin (2018) How white middle class social capital can lock immigrants out of more generous state welfare policies. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Social capital is often a positive force in communities: it can help connect individuals and help societies run more smoothly. But, it can also work to enforce controls against those who society perceives to be rule-breakers. In new research which examines social capital's role in influencing states' welfare provision, Daniel Hawes and Austin McCrea find that as a state's immigrant population increases, social capital has a negative effect on welfare generosity. The authors write that as many welfare programs have become influenced by discourses about “illegal immigration”, social capital can mobilize the grassroots to oppose more generous welfare policies for immigrants.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 15:41
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88872

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