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Sönke Maatsch: University of Bremen
A chapter in Central and East European Migrants’ Contributions to Social Protection, 2013, pp 1-11 from Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract The 2004 and 2007 enlargements of the European Union (EU) represent the largest in its history in terms of the number of acceding countries and the number of new inhabitants, but also in terms of differences of wealth between old and new member states. While Western European states acknowledged the enlargement’s political importance for the European continent, many have feared that mass immigration from Eastern Europe could weigh heavily on their national economies and social protection systems. Today, these voices remain mostly silent. This book aims to explain the discrepancy between the pessimistic expectations and actual developments during recent years.
Keywords: Labour Market; European Union; Member State; Pension System; Social Protection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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