Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research


European countries accommodate, on average, 1,000 to 2,000 immigrants per year . Since immigration is a continuous occurrence within Europe, regulations regarding immigrant rights and privileges have been introduced. The European Union (EU) has developed legislation such as Council Regulation 1612/68 on Free Movement of Workers and the Maastrict Treaty to ensure equal access, establishment, and employment for incoming persons regardless of their natural place of origin, and equalize available benefits for migrants between member states. Why are some countries more generous to migrant women than others? Specifically what are the determinants of accessibility to social welfare benefits to migrant women?