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(Extracts from the ISSA strategy) Social security is a human right, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural...
A key to balancing parenting with work outside the home is the availability of, and accessibility to, quality childcare. Recognizing this, the National Family Allowances Fund (Caisse nationale...
The global economic downturn has had a direct and negative impact on the Swedish public pension system. The quick response and its effect on pension levels rather than contribution rates is...
Changes in the social security paradigm are an unavoidable issue in an increasingly unstable global context (demographic changes, high unemployment rates, the persistence of the informal...
Prevention strategies will become increasingly central for all branches of social security, and can have measurable economic benefits for both enterprises and social insurance schemes, a meeting...
The financial and economic crisis is striking by its suddenness, its scale and its global reach. In the broader context, this crisis has exposed a world that is increasingly unstable, with high...
After decades of unsuccessful attempts by previous administrations, both Democratic and Republican, President Obama signed the most comprehensive health-care reform legislation in United States'...
Prevention, compensation and rehabilitation are three key components of social security. All these elements are jeopardized by the fallout from the financial and economic crisis. Recent research...
The United Nations estimates that in 2009 more than 210 million people – 3.1 per cent of the world population – lived outside the country where they were born. Of those, some 20 to 30 million...
France's long-standing and acclaimed approach to family policies has attracted growing worldwide attention during the last decade. The success of French demography (its fertility rate is among...

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