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Adapting social security to a new societal environment

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/9781847426413.003.0008
Adapting social security to a new societal environment

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This chapter looks at adapting social security to a new societal environment. It begins with a study of the impact of economic crises on social security institutions using an historical perspective, followed by a discussion of the initial impact of the current economic crisis. It examines the national economy as the main support for social security systems. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of the search for a new political consensus on social security.

Keywords: social security; societal environment; economic crises; social security; national economy; social security systems

Chapter.  3065 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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