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Migration in Italy is Backing the Old Age Welfare

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  • Del Boca, Daniela

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  • Venturini, Alessandra

    () (University of Turin)

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Our research analyzes the effect of changes in migration policies and the accession to the European Union of former countries of emigration, considering the crucial role played by migrants in an aging society. We focus on the demand of family-care workers by using the last five years of the Italian Labour Force Survey dataset. Our results show that especially during the last years of recession, foreign labor (mostly female) has become fundamental in the family sector, favoring the participation of Italian skilled women in the labor market.

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  • Del Boca, Daniela & Venturini, Alessandra, 2014. "Migration in Italy is Backing the Old Age Welfare," IZA Discussion Papers 8328, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    2. Daniele Vignoli & Elena Pirani & Alessandra Venturini, 2017. "Female Migration and Native Marital Stability: Insights from Italy," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 118-128, March.

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    Keywords

    aging; women's work; migration;
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    JEL classification:

    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • F66 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Labor

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