Essential issues of social protection in our society

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:
Essential issues of social protection in our society

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This chapter discusses some important issues of social protection. It argues that income redistribution is basically an instrument of fiscal policy. It then stresses the need to completely integrate social security and economic policy as illustrated by the European Union. Finally, it also conducts an historical analysis of social security under various socio-politico-economic systems, such as democracy, communism, and neo-liberalism.

Keywords: social protection; income redistribution; fiscal policy; social security; economic policy; European Union; communism

Chapter.  11930 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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