Université de Fribourg

Social policy and welfare regimes typologies : Any relevance to South Africa?

Noyoo, Ndangwa

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2017, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.2

This paper revisits Esping-Andersen’s welfare regimes typology and applies it to the South African context. To argue its case, it refers to and uses the construct of colonialism of a special type. The paper notes that unlike other African coun- tries, Esping-Andersen’s framework resonates with South Africa’s social policy and welfare regime because of its unique history that partly stems...

Université de Neuchâtel

Working Poverty Among Immigrants and « Ethnic Minorities » : Theoretical Framework and Empirical Evidence Across Welfare Regimes

Crettaz, Eric

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

While the research that focuses on working poverty and low-wage employment usually explains the situation of immigrants and 'ethnic' minorities in terms of human capital, linguistic skills, social origin, and the like ('class-only' explanations), the literature that starts from the specific situation of minorities, especially the one that deals with immigration laws and/or labour market...