Alumni

Dr. Yip Ching Yu

Thesis:
Immigrant Welfare Dynamics in the Netherlands

Year: 2021

Promotor(s):
Bart Verspagen, Melissa Siegel, Hans Schmeets and Zina Nimeh

Abstract:

This thesis seeks to complement the missing link between the rhetoric and complex immigrant welfare realities. It explores various stages and facets of the welfare cycle by examining the immigrant-native difference in welfare utilization and assimilation patterns, trajectories and determinants across generations in the case of the Netherlands. Results suggest the presence of segmentation in the welfare assimilation process among first-generation and second-generation immigrants, in spite of remarkable progress in intragenerational and intergenerational mobilities. The findings also draw attention to the effectiveness of activation-focused welfare reforms, as welfare dependence shows to be closely linked to structural barriers in the labour market. By bridging the economics and sociology literatures on immigrant integration, this thesis brings insights into the heterogeneity in welfare dynamics among the migrant and native populations over the life course and demonstrates the relevance of such evidence base for academic and policy debates on immigrant welfare participation.



Selected publications by Yip Ching Yu


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Yu, Yip Ching & Zina Nimeh, 2020, Segmented paths of welfare assimilation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-036


Conference contributions
Yu, Yip Ching, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, IMISCOE Conference 2020
Yu, Yip Ching, 2020, Pathways to Intergenerational Welfare Assimilation: Evidence from the Netherlands, EALE SOLE AASLE World Labour Economics Conference 2020
Yu, Yip Ching, 2019, Segmented Paths of Welfare Assimilation, The Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course Mid-term Conference. Turku, Finland
Yu, Yip Ching, 2018, Segmented Paths of Welfare Assimilation, Annual MACIMIDE Conference 2018. Maastricht, The Netherlands


Theses
Yu, Yip Ching, 2021, Immigrant Welfare Dynamics in the Netherlands, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

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