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International labor migration and social security: Analysis of the transition path

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  • Doris Geide-Stevenson

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  • Mun S. Ho

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This paper numerically simulates a two-country overlapping-generations model to study international labor migration when the two countries are characterized by different social-security systems. The present analysis extends previous work beyond steady-state considerations. The most striking result is that in all cases considered, dynamically efficient and inefficient economies in autarkic steady-state, migration leads to temporary welfare losses in both countries. In all cases, the transition path is characterized by temporary dynamic inefficiency in one country. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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  • Doris Geide-Stevenson & Mun S. Ho, 2004. "International labor migration and social security: Analysis of the transition path," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 17(3), pages 535-551, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:17:y:2004:i:3:p:535-551
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-004-0202-5
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    1. Igor Fedotenkov, 2014. "Pension Reform, Factor Mobility and Trade with Country-Specific Goods," De Economist, Springer, vol. 162(3), pages 247-262, September.

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    Keywords

    F22; International migration; social security; OLG model;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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