Migrants’ Attitudes and the Welfare State

Migrants’ Attitudes and the Welfare State

The Danish Melting Pot

Karen Nielsen Breidahl, Troels Fage Hedegaard, Kristian Kongshøj and Christian Albrekt Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

‘Fascinating. This innovative book tracks migrants’ rapid adoption of Danish values on the welfare state. This transition is not primarily the result of self-interest or socialization processes. Rather, welfare state institutions themselves change attitudes by generating new opportunity structures, new experiences, and new perceptions of how Danish society works. This is a fundamentally optimistic story about the integrative power of welfare state institutions. A story with relevance far beyond Danish borders.’

– Keith Banting, Queen's University, Canada

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