Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107530
Authors: 
Zaiceva, Anzelika
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8743
Abstract: 
This chapter connects population aging with international migration. After documenting the trends for both, we review the supply-push and demand-pull determinants of migration, focusing particularly on the role of age and aging. We subsequently discuss the literature concerning the implications of migration in the context of aging for labor markets, health and public budgets including the political economy context. Although immigration is sometimes suggested as a solution for the aging problem, the existing academic literature from different fields is more cautious about its role and potential. While large-scale selective immigration might contribute to alleviating demographic pressures, it is unlikely that immigration will increase to the unrealistically large numbers needed.
Subjects: 
aging
migration
demographic pressures
elderly migration
attitudes towards migration
political economy of immigration
JEL: 
F22
F66
J11
J14
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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