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Investment in social security: a possible United Nations model for child benefit?

Peter Townsend

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781847424822
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307235 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0022
Investment in social security: a possible United Nations model for child benefit?

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The chapter discusses the pressing need for greater investment in social security schemes internationally and in particular for children. It sets out the consequences of poverty and deprivation for children and the importance and potential of using children's rights as a framework for measurement, analysis and policy design. It highlights the responsibilities of international actors to resource social security, and details how a tax on currency transfers could be harnessed to provide an international child benefit.

Keywords: Child benefit; currency transfers tax; social security; transnational organisations

Chapter.  7727 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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