This paper discusses the migration-social policy nexus by showing that
there are important connections between migration and transformations in
social policy. It develops an analytical framework for the integration
of social policy and migration policy and examines the relevance of
emerging ideas on the migration-social policy nexus and transnational
social policy, particularly within a South-South context. This framework
provides insights into how migration affects national and transnational
social welfare systems, transnational networks and service provisioning
in developed countries, and how global social policy connects with
socially focussed migration policy.
The paper suggests that better linkages in policy and research between
migration policy and social policy are needed in order to address impact
of international migration on welfare systems.
This paper was prepared for the UNRISD – IOM – IFS project on Social
Policy and Migration in Developing Countries.
The Migration-Social Policy Nexus: Current and Future Research