The Rise and Fall of the Breadwinner Citizen, as Reflected in Dutch and EU Migration Law
Sarah van Walsum
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Sarah van Walsum is associate professor of migration law, and takes part in the migration law research section of the legal faculty. Her subjects are family migration, migrant domestic workers and gender and migration law. Her publications include The Family and the Nation. Dutch Family Migration Policies in the Context of Changing Family Norms (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) and, together with Thomas Spijkerboer, Women and Immigration Law. New variations on classical feminist themes (Routledge, 2007).
This article first analyses the assumptions concerning the family and its relationship to the state, as well as linked assumptions concerning citizenship, that underlie current Dutch family migration policies (including the recent proposals for new restrictive measures). It next compares the national with the EU perspective on family, (welfare) state and citizenship, considers to what degree these differ, and reflects on what, in the process of harmonising family migration policies, might be at stake in terms of social relations within the EU.
How to Cite:
van Walsum, S., 2011. The Rise and Fall of the Breadwinner Citizen, as Reflected in Dutch and EU Migration Law. Amsterdam Law Forum, 3(2), pp.62–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.175