Migration from New-Accession Countries and Duration Expectancy in the EU-15: 2002–2008

Jack DeWaard, Jasmine Trang Ha, James Raymer, Arkadiusz Wiśniowski

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Abstract

European Union (EU) enlargements in 2004 and 2007 were accompanied by increased migration from new-accession to established-member (EU-15) countries. The impacts of these flows depend, in part, on the amount of time that persons from the former countries live in the latter over the life course. In this paper, we develop period estimates of duration expectancy in EU-15 countries among persons from new-accession countries. Using a newly developed set of harmonized Bayesian estimates of migration flows each year from 2002 to 2008 from the Integrated Modelling of European Migration Project, we exploit period age patterns of country-to-country migration and mortality to summarize the average number of years that persons from new-accession countries could be expected to live in EU-15 countries over the life course. In general, the results show that the amount of time that persons from new-accession countries could be expected to live in the EU-15 nearly doubled after 2004.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-53
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Journal of Population
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by center Grant #R24 HD041023 awarded to the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and by research funds awarded to DeWaard by the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota. The age-specific migration data used in this paper were estimated as part of the Integrated Modelling of European Migration (IMEM) Project, www.imem.cpc.ac.uk , funded by the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE), 2009–2012. The authors wish to thank the Editor and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Keywords

  • Completed stays
  • Duration expectancy
  • Duration of residence
  • European Union
  • Life course
  • Migration
  • Multiregional
  • Multistate

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