The social security rights of older international migrants in the European Union

Dwyer, P. and Papadimitriou, D., 2006. The social security rights of older international migrants in the European Union. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32 (8), pp. 1301-1319. ISSN 1369-183X

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Europe is now home to a significant and diverse population of older international migrants. Social and demographic changes have forced the issue of social security in old age onto the European social policy agenda in the last decade. In spite of an increased interest in the financial wellbeing of older people, many retired international migrants who are legally resident in the European Union face structured disadvantages. It is argued that four linked factors are of particular importance in shaping the pension rights and levels of financial provision available to individual older migrants; migration history, socio-legal status, past relationship to the paid labour market and location within a particular EU Member State. Building on a typology of older migrants originally outlined by Warnes et al (2004) the paper outlines the ways in which policy at both the European Union and Member State levels serves to diminish rather than enhance the social security rights of certain older international migrants.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Creators: Dwyer, P. and Papadimitriou, D.
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2006
Volume: 32
Number: 8
ISSN: 1369-183X
Rights: © 2006 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:14

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