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Preparations for retirement in Sweden: Migrant perspectives

Harrysson, Lars LU ; Montesino, Norma LU and Werner, Erika LU (2016) In Critical Social Policy 36(4). p.531-550
Abstract (Swedish)
Migrants as a group are recognised as being at risk of receiving low retirement pensions. Income over a lifetime is the principle for calculating pension rights. We have interviewed a group of migrants about their retirement preparations. Our results show that there are obstacles that obstruct migrants from entering the Swedish labour market, which will greatly influence future pension rights. There are various lock-in effects that isolate migrants from the labour market and thus affect their present and future financial situation. Examples are labour market policy
activities and that the minimum level pensions have mobility restrictions. These trajectories are set in perspective to Nancy Fraser’s reasoning on... (More)
Migrants as a group are recognised as being at risk of receiving low retirement pensions. Income over a lifetime is the principle for calculating pension rights. We have interviewed a group of migrants about their retirement preparations. Our results show that there are obstacles that obstruct migrants from entering the Swedish labour market, which will greatly influence future pension rights. There are various lock-in effects that isolate migrants from the labour market and thus affect their present and future financial situation. Examples are labour market policy
activities and that the minimum level pensions have mobility restrictions. These trajectories are set in perspective to Nancy Fraser’s reasoning on justice in a transnational setting and Yeheskel Hasenfeld’s reflections on people processing. An important implication from our findings is the need to explore ways to include a group that is currently excluded from the labour market, hence adequate retirement income protection. (Less)
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migrant entry, participation, people processing, retirement planning, Swedish old age pension system
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Critical Social Policy
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36
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10.1177/0261018316638081
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  abstract     = {Migrants  as  a  group  are  recognised  as  being  at  risk  of  receiving  low  retirement pensions. Income over a lifetime is the principle for calculating pension rights. We have interviewed a group of migrants about their retirement preparations. Our results show that there are obstacles that obstruct migrants from entering the Swedish labour market, which will greatly influence future pension rights. There are various lock-in effects that isolate migrants from the labour market and thus affect their present  and  future  financial  situation.  Examples  are  labour  market  policy  <br/>activities and that the minimum level pensions have mobility restrictions. These trajectories are set in perspective to Nancy Fraser’s reasoning on justice  in  a  transnational  setting  and  Yeheskel  Hasenfeld’s  reflections  on people processing. An important implication from our findings is the need to explore ways to include a group that is currently excluded from the labour market, hence adequate retirement income protection.},
  author       = {Harrysson, Lars and Montesino, Norma and Werner, Erika},
  keyword      = {migrant  entry,  participation,  people  processing,  retirement  planning,   Swedish old age pension system},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {531--550},
  series       = {Critical Social Policy},
  title        = {Preparations for retirement in Sweden: Migrant perspectives},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261018316638081 },
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2016},
}