Crisis-driven Migration to Denmark: the Welfare State and Immigration Policies

Ivayla G. Arabadzhieva

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This work is researching the flow and the structure of the migration waves to Denmark within the period of the financial and economic crisis within the period 2008-2012. This is done with the use of statistical and theoretical data within a cross-temporal comparison methodological analytical framework. There will be an overview of the other European member-states that have been mostly affecting the crisis-driven migration to Denmark. Under migration is implemented mainly inner-European Union migration. There will be discussion over the Danish model of welfare and Denmark’s migration politics models. The discussion will be in terms of investigating, if these models favor migration or not and how they are affected by the changes into the migration flows and the European Union’s migration and anti-crisis measures policies. When it is researched if there is a relation between the European policies and the Danish policies, it is implemented in the meaning of the European Union’s measures against high unemployment rates in some regions and increased migration to other regions into the European Union area that are with better and stable economies even in a situation of a global recession. The major focus will be on the migration and the labor market and the role of the “push” and “pull” factors into the migration processes. More specifically in that what “pushes” the immigrants from certain areas to Denmark’s welfare structure, and how the crisis-driven migration into the period 2008-2012 affects the Danish welfare structure.

UddannelserEU-studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato3 jun. 2013
VejlederePeter Nielsen


  • migration flows
  • welfare state
  • welfare magnet pull factor
  • the financial and economic crisis
  • migration waves
  • immigration policies
  • global recession
  • push and pull factors