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The Retirement of the Migrant Labor Force: Pension Portability and Beyond

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  • Alain Jousten

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The specificities of the workforce with a migrant background are often neglected in studies of retirement. Similarly, many studies of migration¡¯s impact on pensions often focus on aggregate outcomes ¨C system sustainability or distributive characteristics. The present paper provides a fresh look at the nexus between these two literatures. It discusses the impact of the European social security coordination mechanisms on individual decision©\making and on the functioning of social security systems ¨C with a focus on retirement. The paper argues that such effects are non©\negligible and are likely to have major policy consequences.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 3995.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3995

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Keywords: pensions; retirement; international migration; social security coordination;

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  1. Taha, N. & Messkoub, M. & Siegmann, K.A., 2013. "How portable is social security for migrant workers?," ISS Working Papers - General Series 573, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.

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