This cluster explores the dynamic relationship between migration and the welfare state at local, national, European and global levels, adopting COMPAS’ overall approach of locating migration within debates on wider social, political and economic change. It contributes to an understanding of the factors that shape why and how welfare states respond to migration and in turn shape migration outcomes; with a particular interest in policymaking processes, in the impact of international and European human rights standards and in issues relating to healthcare, education, welfare and social care. Recent and current work focuses on migrant children and families, irregular migrants, older migrants and migrants employed in care or domestic work.

Further details on the issues addressed by this cluster can be found in the Cluster Overview