Central and East European Migrants’ Contributions to Social Protection

  • Sönke Maatsch

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sönke Maatsch
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sönke Maatsch
    Pages 83-109
  4. Sönke Maatsch
    Pages 190-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-231

About this book


In 2001 Germany and Austria became the last EU states to lift transnational controls restricting access to their labour markets for citizens of ex-communist countries. This book challenges anti-immigration discourses to show that given the high percentage of skilled immigrants, it is the sending rather than the receiving countries who lose out.


economic theory Germany labor market migrants migration Welfare Welfare State

Authors and affiliations

  • Sönke Maatsch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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