Mobile populations in immobile welfare systems: a typology of institutions providing social welfare and protection arrangements within a mobility framework [chapter]

Ester Serra Mingot, Maastricht University, Netherland, Valentina Mazzucato, Maastricht University, Netherland
2015 Reconnecting Universities with the Discourse of Sustainable Inclusive Growth  
Purpose: To identify the full range of providers of social protection for mobile populations, from highly formalised private providers, to semi-formal, to informal social networks, highlighting the basic principles on which the schemes are based, the people to whom they cater, the domains they cover and their main advantages and disadvantages. Design/methodology/approach: Using a transnational lens, this paper reviews literature from different disciplinary backgrounds in order to offer a
more » ... y of institutions providing social protection within a mobility framework. Findings: Need to identify and examine the emergence and functioning mechanisms of semi-formal institutions in the provision of social protection across borders, as well as to analyse the synergy between informal/semi-formal and formal social protection systems. 81 E.S. Mingot and V. Mazzucato SU D A N E S E DI A S P O R A 2015 82 research limitations/implications: This paper is based on desk research only. More in-depth research should be conducted on the possibilities and constraints of emerging social protection systems across borders. Originality/value: Rather than focusing on either formal or informal forms of social protection, this paper proposes a more holistic approach towards more inclusive forms of global social protection.
doi:10.47556/b.diaspora2015.7 fatcat:ezmq5qfczrcexoz3qq2hu5qpeq