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Die Harmonisierung der sozialen Sicherung in der Europäischen Union - ein von den Wirtschaftswissenschaften vernachlässigtes Problem
Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 121 (2001), Iss. 2 : pp. 235–266
This paper deals with issues of co-ordinating social security systems in the presence of transborder phenomena, especially of labor migration. After presenting the objectives and the aspects of co-ordination, four problems are analyzed: the determination of the competent authority, of the branches of social security to be included, of the persons to be covered and of the methods used to prevent losses of claims due to transnational migration. The respective issues and policy options are first analyzed in general, followed by a description of the solutions adopted in the European Union and by proposals for reform.