English title: Three Worlds of Welfare Chauvinism? How Welfare Regimes Affect Support for Distributing Welfare to Immigrants in Europe

Author(s): Jeroen van der Waal - Willem de Koster - Wim van Oorschot -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013

Abstract

Analyzing the 2008 wave of the European Social Survey, this study assesses whether an elaborate institutional theory is able to explain why levels of welfare chauvinism differ among welfare regimes. As expected, native populations in liberal and conservative welfare regimes prove more reluctant to distributing welfare services to immigrants than those in social-democratic ones. Adding country-level data, it is demonstrated that neither differences in the selectivity nor differences in employment protection and unemployment levels can explain these varying levels of welfare chauvinism. Instead, regime differences in welfare chauvinism can be fully attributed to their differences in income inequality.

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

From page no: 164

To page no: 181

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1080/13876988.2013.785147

Journal: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis

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