Migration and the Welfare State

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By: Melissa Siegel

This video compares viewpoints and more specifically research and evidence on how migration can and does affects welfare systems in both destination and origin countries. Chapters: 0:00​ Introduction 0:27​ Origin Country Perspective 2:18​ Destination Country Perspective 4:56​ Conclusion * Thank you to Kevin O’Dell for helpful assistance with this video


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Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT.