A brief history of the sociology 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:
A brief history of the sociology of social security

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This chapter provides a brief overview of the history of the sociology of social security. The first section is concerned with the beginning of social security, which involves the various congresses and meetings that were held in relation to social security. This is followed by a discussion on the next noticeable revival of the interest in the sociology of social security, which was during the 1980s. The chapter ends with a review of the sociological studies of social policy and welfare.

Keywords: sociology; social security; sociological studies; social policy; welfare

Chapter.  3946 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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