Conditionality Briefing: Migrants

Peter James Dwyer, Lisa Scullion

Research output: Other contribution


The identification of ‘migrants’ as a discrete group subject to welfare conditionality raises several significant issues. Important definitional questions - who counts as a migrant and who does not - need to be considered, as do broader debates concerned with rights to enter and reside in the UK
and the ways in which UK immigration and welfare policies combine to establish and structure diverse rights to residence, work and welfare. Additionally, conditionality in a narrower sense needs exploration i.e. the ways in which migrants may experience behavioural conditionality in their interactions with varied welfare agencies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of York
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


  • welfare
  • conditionality
  • UK

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