The Social Security Media Monitor offers a selection of social security news articles from media around the world. External sites will open in a new window. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the ISSA is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Philippine News Agency (09.09.2019) The country’s chief economist expects the implementation of the national identification (ID) system to improve the targeting of beneficiaries of social protection program meant to uplift the lives of the poor.
La Tribune (12.09.2019) Le nombre de travailleurs pauvres a bondi de 181.000 entre 2016 et 2017 selon les derniers chiffres de l'Insee. Au total, ils seraient 2,1 millions contre 1,9 million un an auparavant.
WIRED (11.09.2019) A bill passed by California lawmakers Wednesday could put guardrails on the gig economy and its reliance on “independent contractors.” The legislation, Assembly Bill 5, may reshape the way some of the state’s marquee companies—including Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash—as well as many janitorial services, truckers, and musicians do business.
ReliefWeb (11.09.2019) In recent years, forcibly displaced populations have attracted enormous media attention as an increasing number of disasters and political conflicts push more and more people to move away from their homes and seek refuge and opportunities in other places. At the same time, political nervousness about the financial and institutional capability of ‘receiving’ locations to adequately respond to the needs of these large-scale population movements contributes to the shrinking space for thinking about the rights and needs of people on the move.
Social Europe (11.09.2019) The Nordic countries, with their strong public spheres, are more supportive than those which elevate the family as a private institution.
Le Temps (12.09.2019) Le modèle du congé parental, entré trop tardivement dans le débat en commission, n’a pas fait le poids face au congé paternité. Le Conseil national opte pour une solution minimaliste, rejetant aussi l’initiative de Travail.Suisse
Le Figaro (04.09.2019) Pour le magistrat, les résultats de la dernière mission d’enquête parlementaire sur la fraude sociale sont particulièrement inquiétants. On y apprend notamment que l’administration comptabilise officiellement 3,1 millions de centenaires réputés en vie, alors que le dernier recensement en dénombrait... 21 000.
irishexaminer (11.09.2019) Irish men receive an average of €153 more than women in their pension payments, according to research by the Economic and Social Research Unit (ESRI). The study found the average total weekly pension income in 2010 was €280 for women and €433 for men, indicating a gender pension gap of approximately 35%.
indiatimes.com (06.09.2019) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the farmers’ pension scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) from Ranchi on September 12 with a subscriber base of more than one million.
EurActiv (09.09.2019) In 2016, the deaths of 1.2 million Europeans under 75 were considered premature and could have been prevented, according to a report by Eurostat. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.