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Title:Migration-regime liberalization and social security : political-economy effect PDF Logo
Authors:Razîn, Assaf
Sand, Edith
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2653
Abstract:The pay-as-you-go social security system, which suffers from dwindling labor force, can benefit from immigrants with birth rates that exceed the native-born birth rates in the host country. Thus, a social security system provides effectively an incentive to liberalize migration policy. The paper examines a political- economy, inter-generational, mechanism through which the social security system influences voter attitudes in favor of more liberal immigration regime. We demonstrate that the Markov equilibrium, with social security, consists of more liberal migration policies, than the corresponding Markov equilibrium with no social security.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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