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Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Vladimir Rys


Prior to the onset of the recent financial crisis, global trends of social security in industrialised societies were indicating a progressive disengagement of the State in favour of tax-financed measures similar to social assistance, which may fail to ensure a basic standard of living. In this book the author, with his life-long experience of international social security, advocates reinstating social insurance by reducing the volume of income redistribution, increasing the transparency of money flows, and improving citizen information.

Keywords: financial crisis, global social security, industrialised societies, tax-financed measures, social assistance, living standards, social insurance, income redistribution, money flows, citizen information

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426413
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.001.0001


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Vladimir Rys, author

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