Migration and Welfare State: Why is America Different from Europe?
89 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2014
Date Written: September 2014
Over the years, there emerged two key policy differences between Europe and America, both welfare and migration-states. The former has more generous welfare state and more liberal migration policies than the latter. In this paper we attempt to provide a political-economy explanation for these key differences, based on the degree of coordination among member states of the economic union, and the different levels of population aging.
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