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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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  • Alain Jousten, 2012. "The Retirement of the Migrant Labor Force: Pension Portability and Beyond," CESifo Working Paper Series 3995, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3995
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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 50162, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.

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    Keywords

    pensions; retirement; international migration; social security coordination;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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