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Migrants' Access to Social Protection in Cyprus [chapter]

Christos Koutsampelas
2020 IMISCOE Research Series  
Cyprus has been an attractive destination for labour migration the last decades. The needs of the growing migrant population are catered by an evolving and continuously adapting welfare system. The chapter analyses the main features of the current welfare system in Cyprus with brief references to recent migration patterns and the wider economic context to analyse how differences in statutory provisions affect the access of nationals and migrants to social protection. The overall conclusion is
more » ... all conclusion is that there are few statutory provisions differentiating conditions of access among the two groups. These differences are observed in regard to means-tested non-contributory benefits and mostly affect non-EU foreign citizens, while there are not specific social protection schemes targeting national citizens residing abroad.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51241-5_6 fatcat:tqfsia73xbdwldwgqkrsqprtza