The title of this thesis is "Parenting, Peregrination, and Politics: A Study of Family Policy and Immigration in West European Welfare States." The author's name is J.L. Jackson, a candidate for a Master of Science degree in cross-disciplinary studies (foci in sociology and political science) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, located in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. This thesis was published in 2013. This writing seeks to answer the question "does an increase in immigration cause family policy spending and coverage in advanced West European democracies to expand?" Qualitative methods, including content analysis, as well as quantitative analysis of existing data from scholarly sources. The finding is that immigration is linked to family policy spending and coverage expansion, yet more research is needed to determine the exact causal manner in which this occurs.


Tomasz A. Inglot

First Committee Member

Eiji Kawabata

Second Committee Member

Paul Prew

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Cross-Disciplinary Studies


Graduate Studies and Research

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