CPC’s Traute Meyer advises migrants’ pension rights at the Finnish Centre for Pensions

How do changes in the labour market and workers' life course affect the pension provision, and how are pension schemes reformed in different parts of the world? These questions were addressed at the international conference Changing Labour Markets, Life-Course and Pensions at the Finnish Centre for Pensions in Helsinki on 19 May 2017, where CPC's Professor Traute Meyer presented a recent study and joined nearly 130 top experts from around the globe to discuss the direction and impact of changes in the labour markets, life courses and pensions.

Traute, who is a Professor in Social Policy, Director of the Postgraduate Teaching Programmes for Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Southampton, and co-editor of the Journal of European Social Policy, is currently working within the migration strand of the CPC on projects including 'The pension rights of intra-EU migrant workers' and 'Free movement, pension costs: the projected pension outcomes of European Union migrants to Britain in comparative perspective'.

At this conference, Traute presented a recent study that explained how EU migration may lead to pension problems in the future. According to her research, the pensions of work-related migrants relative to the pensions of the original population will be too low in many countries. In this video, Traute explains who migrants are, where they are likely to migrate to and what happens to their pension rights when they retire.

Other work of interest by Professor Traute Meyer includes:
- Free Movement? The Impact of Legislation, Benefit Generosity and Wages on the Pensions of European Migrants
- The impact of the new public and private pension settlements in Britain and Germany on citizen's income in old age
- Britain: Exhausted Voluntarism - The Evolution of a Hybrid Pension Regime


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