Giving more than they receive? Migrant women and welfare in Britain.

Sales, Rosemary A. (2007) Giving more than they receive? Migrant women and welfare in Britain. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 3 (3). pp. 6-19. ISSN 1747-9894

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Abstract

This article addresses contemporary presentations of migrants, particularly women, as dependents and a ‘burden’ on welfare. Focusing mainly on Britain, it shows that, while immigration policies increasingly restrict their access to official welfare, migrants are crucial to the provision of welfare both to their own family and community and in mainstream services, including professional roles as well as in informal employment. Migrants are involved in complex networks of caring relations, often across national boundaries, in which they may provide care to others in order to provide for dependents back home.

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