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Migration in Italy Is Backing the Old Age Welfare

  • Daniela Del BocaEmail author
  • Alessandra Venturini
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Abstract

Immigration in Italy became sizable at the end of the 1980s, with initial inflows from the Mediterranean countries, together with the Philippines, Latin America and some Sub-Saharan countries (including Senegal and Ghana). In the 1990s, following the dissolution of the socialist block and URSS, inflows increased at a higher pace, and the composition also changed with migrants coming from Albania and the other Eastern European countries. Poland was an early contributor, later replaced by Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurinTorinoItaly
  2. 2.IZABonnGermany
  3. 3.CHILD-Collegio Carlo AlbertoMoncalieriItaly
  4. 4.MPCFlorenceItaly

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