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Assessing Benefit Portability for International Migrant Workers : A Review of the Belgium-Morocco Bilateral Social Security Agreement

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13084
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Social Protection and Labor Discussion Papers
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Holzmann, Robert
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Wels, Jacques
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Dale, Pamela
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2016-07-20T21:40:18Z
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2016-07-20T21:40:18Z
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2016-05
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2021-05-25T08:49:29Z
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The portability of social benefits is gaining importance given the increasing share of individuals working at least part of their life outside their home country. Bilateral social security agreements (BSSAs) are considered a crucial approach to establishing portability, but the functionality and effectiveness of these agreements have not yet been investigated; thus, important guidance for policy makers in migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries is missing. To shed light on how BSSAs work in practice, this document is part of a series providing information and lessons from studies of portability in four diverse but comparable migration corridors: Austria-Turkey, Germany-Turkey, Belgium-Morocco, and France-Morocco. A summary policy paper draws broader conclusions and offers overarching policy recommendations. This report looks specifically into the working of the Belgium-Morocco corridor. Findings suggest that the BSSA is broadly working well, with no main substantive issues in the area of pension portability, except for the non-portability of the noncontributory top-up pension and issues with widows’ pensions in case of divorce and repudiation, and in health care, the pending introduction of portable health care for retirees with single pensions from the other country. Process issues around information provision in Morocco and automation of information exchange are recognized.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26436648/assessing-benefit-portability-international-migrant-workers-review-belgium-morocco-bilateral-social-security-agreement
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24732
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Social Protection and Labor Discussion Paper;No. 1603
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
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LABOR MIGRANTS
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RISKS
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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LOCAL AUTHORITIES
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WORKING-AGE POPULATION
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NATIONAL LAW
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REPRESENTATIVES FROM MINISTRIES
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MIGRATION POLICY
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SPOUSE
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
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QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE
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FAMILY STRUCTURE
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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HEALTH CARE REFORM
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POPULATION FACTS
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LABOR FORCE
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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HEALTH INSURANCE
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DISCRIMINATION
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IMMIGRANTS
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HEALTH CARE
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DEATH
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RETURNEES
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LEGAL STATUS
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RETURN MIGRATION
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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HEALTH
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
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NUMBER OF PEOPLE
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VULNERABILITY
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POPULATION SIZE
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OLD-AGE
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SPOUSES
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SAFETY NETS
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HOSPITALIZATION
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KNOWLEDGE
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INTERNATIONAL COVENANT
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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LABOR MARKET
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PUBLIC INFORMATION
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DISEASES
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TRAINING
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NATIONAL LEGISLATION
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PATIENTS
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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INTERVENTION
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LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
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HOST COUNTRIES
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FAMILY REUNIFICATION
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AGING
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MIGRATION
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HEALTH CARE SERVICES
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OBSERVATION
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MODERNIZATION
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MARRIAGE
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SOCIAL SECURITY
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OLD- AGE
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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MIGRANTS
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NUMBER OF PERSONS
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HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
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OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
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MIGRATION FLOWS
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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CHILDBIRTH
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MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS
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MIGRANT
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FOOD SECURITY
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WORKERS
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SURGERY
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POLICIES
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LACK OF HEALTH CARE
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POLYGAMY
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KNOWLEDGE BASE
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PENSIONS
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DIVORCE
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POLICY MAKERS
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POLICY DOCUMENT
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SOCIAL POLICY
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PURCHASING POWER
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SAFETY NET
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANT
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URBAN AREAS
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GLOBAL POPULATION
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SOVEREIGNTY
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MIGRANT WORKERS
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MEASUREMENT
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REFUGEES
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DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
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POPULATIONS
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MIGRANT-SENDING COUNTRIES
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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
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BULLETIN
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NATIONALS
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EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION
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POLICY
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CITIZENS
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SOCIAL POLICIES
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS
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MIGRATION POLICIES
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LEGAL MIGRANTS
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NUMBER OF WORKERS
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SOCIAL AFFAIRS
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SOCIAL SECTORS
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SEX
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HUMAN RIGHTS
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ECONOMICS OF IMMIGRATION
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ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
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CHILDREN
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CITIZENSHIP
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WAR
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WORLD POPULATION
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HOST COUNTRY
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NUMBER OF CHILDREN
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ILLNESS
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TREATY
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IMMIGRATION
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DISABILITY
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POPULATION
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LABOR SUPPLY
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INTERNATIONAL LAW
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STRATEGY
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HOME COUNTRIES
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MIGRATION FLOW
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REGISTRATION
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FAMILIES
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WOMEN
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REMITTANCES
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QUALITATIVE INFORMATION
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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
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RECIPIENT COUNTRY
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IMPLEMENTATION
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CULTURAL RIGHTS
dc.title
Assessing Benefit Portability for International Migrant Workers
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A Review of the Belgium-Morocco Bilateral Social Security Agreement
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Working Paper
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okr.crossref.title
Assessing Benefit Portability for International Migrant Workers
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2016-06-05
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/06/26436648/assessing-benefit-portability-international-migrant-workers-review-belgium-morocco-bilateral-social-security-agreement
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10.1596/24732
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090224b084397b72_1_0
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26436648
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106184
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Middle East and North Africa
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Social protection and risk management :: Social Safety Nets/Social Assistance
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Social Protections and Labor :: Pensions & Retirement Systems
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Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
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International Economics and Trade :: International Migration
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Gender :: Gender and Law
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Social Protection & Labor MNA (GSP05)

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