Simulations

Social security on the move

 

In the second phase of the project, the evidence collected during the previous phase have been applied to concrete cases, in order to verify how discriminations might arise for mobile workers (and their relatives) moving from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania to Italy, due to the peculiarities of the national social security systems. This aim was achieved by identifying around ten representative biographies (workers’ typologies) of mobile workers (or their relatives) moving to Italy from their origin country, and then (alternatively) coming back or settling down. Entitlement to welfare benefits for these representative individuals was simulated and studied, in order to verify, comparatively, which differences emerge among different countries. Moreover, the advantages/disadvantages deriving from the decision of “not moving” was simulated for these representative individuals. Limits to external portability of welfare benefits (i.e. among different countries) and internal portability (i.e. among different jobs and occupations) was thus  identified.
This section of the website shows the outputs of this phase: