EU sources - Labour mobility and the welfare state - December 31, 2015

Free movement of workers is one of the core values of the EU. In recent years, there is a heated debate in many Member States about the impact of the rising inflow of mobile citizens on their welfare system. Eurofound reports about a research project that aimed to examine the extent to which mobile citizens from the CEE-countries take up benefits and services in host countries. It provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of EU10 mobile citizens and identifies initiatives aimed at integrating them in the host countries and providing them with access to benefits and services. The main finding of the report is that overall take-up of welfare benefits and services by EU10 citizens is lower than that of the native population of the host country, especially social housing and pensions. However, their take-up of certain specific benefits, mainly employment-related benefits (unemployment and in-work benefit), is higher.

English: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2015/labour-market-social-policies … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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