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A brief history of social security

Vladimir Rys

in Reinventing social security worldwide

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426413
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.003.0002
A brief history of social security

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This chapter takes a look at a brief history of social security. It begins with a discussion of the predecessors of social insurance, including social assistance and the maxim of charity. It then examines the coming of social insurance and the origins of social security. The final section of the chapter is concerned with the start of retrenchment.

Keywords: social security; social insurance; origins; retrenchment

Chapter.  6003 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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