Should wealthy countries give recent immigrants welfare or jobs?
Europe and the United States have long had almost exactly opposing policies on work and welfare for immigrants. The United States has let immigrants work but tried to deny them welfare benefits; Europeans, on the other hand, have distributed benefits but kept jobs for their native populations.
Even within Europe, Scandinavian countries have been unusually generous with benefits. But is this model now under strain? Have Europe’s generous benefits led to a backlash against immigration, even to mass attacks of neo-Nazis such as the 2011 killings in Norway?
In its last cosponsored event of the spring semester, IGS welcomes the perfect person to discuss these issues: Grete Brochmann, chair of the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo and former chair of the Norwegian Welfare and Migration Committee.
“Immigration and Integration in the Nordic Countries”
A talk by Grete Brochmann
Friday, April 25
Mandel Center Reading Room (3rd floor)