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Organizational effectiveness of select Indian social security organizations - A diagnostic study
Singh, Sharad. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. India.
This paper studies the state of organizational effectiveness of two very large Indian social security organizations (SSOs) through an appropriate m...
The political logic of the new cooperative medical scheme in China
Tsai, Hung-Jeng. Chingli Yang. Nan-Hwa University. National Cheng-Kung University. The People’s Republic of China.
The New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS) is currently the main medical insurance for Chinese peasants. Although the NRCMS appears to have a...
The Bolsa Família: A social protection model for the South?
Merrien, François-Xavier. Daniele Lopes Wohnlich. Université de Lausanne. Suisse.
It has taken less than a decade for the Conditional Cash Transfer policy introduced in Brazil (Bolsa familia) since 2003/2004 to become an internat...
Implementing labour market activation in an increasingly unstable world: The coordination challenge
Øverbye, Einar. Oslo University College. Norway.
Activation represents a strategy to make social security more dynamic. The idea is to make security arrangements into trampolines rather than safet...
Unemployment duration: Do immigrants pay the price of welfare generosity and employment protection?
Meyer Christensen, Anna. Centre d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-économiques. Luxembourg.
This paper investigates the effect of institutions on the unemployment gap between immigrants and natives in 11 EU countries.