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Policy implications of demographic change: panel discussion: notes on demographic changes and the welfare state

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  • Assaf Razin

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The flow of unskilled, low-earning migrants to developed countries with a comprehensive social security system, including retirement benefits, has attracted both public and academic attention in recent years. Being relatively low earners, the migrants typically are net beneficiaries of the welfare state in the short run. Therefore, an almost unanimous opposition to migration may arise in the potential host countries.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its journal Conference Series ; [Proceedings].

Volume (Year): 46 (2001)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 289-296

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcp:y:2001:p:289-296:n:46

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Keywords: Demography ; Economic conditions ; Pensions ; Emigration and immigration;

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