Cross-Border Social Security Coordination, Mobility Of Labour

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 4:18 PM
Room: 417
Oral Presentation
Irina BURLACU , Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cathal O'DONOGHUE , Rural Economy and Development Programme, Teagasc, Anthenry, Ireland
This paper analyses the mobility of labour forces between two European welfare states and its impact on earnings of residents-pensioners and mobile-pensioners. It examines the case of frontier workers in Luxembourg and Belgium. The results of the analysis show that structural differences in pension systems (e.g. retirement age, waiting period, benefit levels) affect mobile pensioners. The case of frontier workers in Luxembourg and Belgium illustrate that current legislation produces uneven effects on the earnings of former mobile workers. Labour mobility plays an increasing role in welfare policies and demands a new approach in national welfare states.