About this Research Topic
Making societies more inclusive and equitable is an ongoing challenge worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic makes this challenge particularly relevant in the current environment. In many ways, social exclusion is closely linked to the interests of migrants. Both social exclusion and migration affect the well-being of local residents and migrants, leading to inequalities in income, consumption, social security, and other public services at the heart of policy-making debate. This article collection will center on these important issues. With the Research Topic “Social Exclusion, Migration, and Income Inequality”, we hope to bring together the efforts of researchers from different perspectives to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with building and maintaining an inclusive and equitable society.
We welcome contributions on any aspect of the Research Topic, including but not limited to:
• The formation and impact of social exclusion. Individuals may be excluded from participating in political processes, acquiring physical, human, or financial capital, consuming certain goods, or entering social institutions. Papers may cover these themes mentioned here, or develop their own themes related to social exclusion.
• Domestic and cross-border migration. Migrants may be excluded from enjoying the benefits afforded to domestic/local residents, for example, the access to education, social security, healthcare, etc. Papers may also discuss the impact of migration on domestic and migrant welfare.
• Social inequality. The pandemic has highlighted the problems associated with inequality and poverty. Inequalities in access to public goods/services, employment opportunities, and income/consumption distribution have been exacerbated. Papers could discuss the decisions and consequences of inequality or possible policy measures to improve the current situation.
Submitted papers can be theoretical and/or empirical in nature. They can focus on one of the themes discussed above, exploring their determinants and/or implications. We are also interested in papers that explore the links between these areas, for example, the impact of social exclusion on income inequality, or the ways in which temporary migrants face social exclusion. All submitted papers should be written in English and will be subject to single-blind review.
Keywords: Social Exclusion, Migration, Migrant Workers, Income Inequality, Consumption Inequality, Poverty
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