Labour Mobility and the Portability of Social Rights in the EU

37 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2013

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Anna Christina d'Addio

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Maria Chiara Cavalleri

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: March 20, 2013

Abstract

The paper first discusses the main sources of concern for people in the perspective of professional mobility abroad as they result from the analysis of the Eurobarometer survey, wave 75.1 of 2011. Second, it tests whether portability of social security within Europe is a determinant of intra-EU mobility. It does this by using Eurobarometer data for the estimation of a multinomial logit model with a propensity matching scheme in which those that made the experience of social security transfer in the past (either difficult or easy) are compared to those that never had such experience. The results suggest that an easy experience with the transfer of social security across countries may increase the propensity to move abroad for professional reasons. In contrast, difficulties are likely to negatively affect mobility incentives. The sign of the effect is stable across countries, but intensity varies depending on the group of countries considered being them EU-15 or EU-12.

Keywords: labour mobility, portability, social protection, European Union

JEL Classification: J610, J620, H550, C250

Suggested Citation

d'Addio, Anna Christina and Cavalleri, Maria Chiara, Labour Mobility and the Portability of Social Rights in the EU (March 20, 2013). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4153. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2236048

Anna Christina D'Addio (Contact Author)

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Maria Chiara Cavalleri

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

2 rue Andre Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

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