Beyond the 2008 crisis? Tracing global social protection arrangements amongst onward Andean migrants in Belgium

M. Vivas-Romero*

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After the 2008 financial crisis, migrants were particularly affected by restrictive migratory policies as well as welfare state budgetary cuts in family allowances, pension rights and unemployment benefits. In this context, this contribution looks into the experiences of Andean migrants that have moved onwards from another EU state to Belgium while trying to counteract these policies. The author argues that depending on their gender, class and ethnic locations Andean migrants are able to construct different sets of global social protection arrangements that allow them to protect themselves and their family members in various countries across Europe and Latin America. Data draws from a multi-sited ethnography conducted during 20 months in Belgium, Colombia and Peru with 85 participants that included the Andean migrants themselves as well as their family members. The analysis contributes to the literature on onward Intra-European migration as well as studies on transnational social protection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2645-2664
Number of pages20
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2020


  • global-social-protection-arrangements
  • intersectionality
  • migrant-domestic-workers
  • onward-migration
  • peru-colombia
  • transnationalism
  • welfare
  • Peru-Colombia
  • Onward-migration

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