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The portability of pension rights : general principals and the Caribbean case

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  • Forteza, Alvaro

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The portability of pension rights is an increasingly important issue in the Caribbean. The large and increasing flows of migrant workers, including both permanent and temporary migrants, the small size of the domestic economies and the process of regional integration and economic openness call for effective means to make pensions portable. This document presents a select survey of the literature on pension portability and reviews the progress made by the Caribbean countries as well as some remaining challenges in the light of the international experience.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 46188.

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Date of creation: 01 May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:46188

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Keywords: Pensions&Retirement Systems; Debt Markets; Emerging Markets; Gender and Law; Labor Markets;

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  1. Holzmann, Robert & Koettl, Johannes, 2011. "Portability of Pension, Health, and Other Social Benefits: Facts, Concepts, Issues," IZA Discussion Papers 5715, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Ashok Thomas & Luca Spataro, 2013. "Pension funds and Market Efficiency: A review," Discussion Papers 2013/164, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  3. Anna Cristina d'Addio & Maria Chiara Cavalleri, 2013. "Labour Mobility and the Portability of Social Rights in the EU," CESifo Working Paper Series 4153, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Avato, Johanna & Koettl, Johannes & Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel, 2010. "Social Security Regimes, Global Estimates, and Good Practices: The Status of Social Protection for International Migrants," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 455-466, April.
  5. 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.
  6. Robert Holzmann & Johannes Koettl, 2012. "Portability of Pension, Health, and other Social Benefits: Facts, Concepts, and Issues," CESifo Working Paper Series 4002, CESifo Group Munich.
  7. Gloria Pasadilla & Manolo Abella, 2012. "Social Protection for Migrant Workers in ASEAN," CESifo Working Paper Series 3914, CESifo Group Munich.

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