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

Dwyer, PJ 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.

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Abstract

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 well-being of older people, many retired international migrants who are legally resident in the European Union face structured disadvantages. 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, 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: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1369-183X
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/12775

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