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Changes effected to Child Benefit in the United Kingdom at the beginning of 2013 can be considered a fundamental change to the original approach to Family Allowances and the general vision of...
Between 2007 and 2012, the rate of unemployment rose, on average, by almost 50 per cent in Europe. It remained stable in Belgium. This positive trend was due to economic factors, but also to...
The old adage “prevention is better than cure” should be the watch word for all aspects of social security – not just in medical or occupational health and safety areas. That promoting a wider...
The sustainability of social security systems and of health-care systems in particular is the subject of much discussion, analysis and reform in most developed countries. This is especially so...
Occupational safety experts from throughout Africa concluded a seminar in Banjul, Gambia, on 26 April with a declaration that commits social security institutions and other actors to actively...
Despite different cultures, demographics, economic situations and societal institutions and structures, the development and rapid extension of social security coverage in the BRICS countries...
Nothing is more fundamental to future social stability and economic growth than ensuring young people have the necessary skills and opportunities to find and retain decent work. The...
For social security institutions involved in the health sector, investing in activities that promote good health and encourage preventive health practices can significantly reduce the demand for...
Extending effective coverage to improve access to benefits is the major objective of social security systems. But covering self-employed workers – both in the formal and informal sector – has...
In order to be relevant and useful to societies it is essential that social security systems do not remain static but respond to the changing national – and, with respect to the global financial...

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