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Social Protection as an Alternative to Migration?

  • This study aims to highlight the significance of social protection as an autonomous strategy for migration policies and research. It focuses particularly on the German strategies for combating the causes of flight and migration. By managing migration flows, stabilizing societies and encouraging economic development, social protection can play an important role in reducing migration flows. At the same time, social protection can act as a stabilizer in the countries of origin and accelerate economic growth as well as supporting individual decisions to return to the countries of origin.

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Document Type:Working Paper
Author:Esther Schüring, Chantel Pearson, Alexis Castro, Brian Mathebula, Volker Kronenberg, Manuel Becker, Jakob Horneber
Subtitle (English):An assessment of the role of social protection in reducing push factors for migration in different country contexts
Title translated (German):Soziale Sicherung als Alternative zur Migration? Eine Bewertung der Rolle von Sozialer Sicherung bei der Minderung auslösender Faktoren für Migration in unterschiedlichen Länderkontexten
Parent Title (German):Schriftenreihe der GVG
Number of pages:248
Place of publication:Berlin
Contributing Corporation:Gesellschaft für Versicherungswissenschaft und -gestaltung e.V.
Publication year:2017
Funding:The German Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V., DGUV) has funded the study.
The study was jointly conducted by the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, and the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn.
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Sozialpolitik und Soziale Sicherung
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 304 Das Sozialverhalten beeinflussende Faktoren
Entry in this database:2018/04/05