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Child-Related Financial Transfers and Early Childhood Education and Care

Resources - Author: Mary Daly / Year: 2015

This paper examines policies for the support of families with children, in particular child-related financial transfers and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. The analysis is mainly focused on countries with institutionalized welfare states – primarily Western European and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries...

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Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance

Resources - Author: Bjorn Gelders, Carol Watson, Gabrielle Smith, Jonathan Sibley, Stephen Kidd, Tareq Abu-el-Haj / Year: 2015

Despite Fiji’s status as a middle-income country, a high proportion of children live in poor and income-insecure families. The Department of Social Welfare administers several social transfer schemes for low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, including the Care and Protection Allowance for children. This report examines levels of child...

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A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 (No. 80)

Legal depository - Country: Australia / Year: 1999

Here, the Australian government provides a compilation of the Student Assistance Act 1973, showing the text of the law as amended and in force on 8 December 2014. The notes at the end of this compilation include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the...

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Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 (No. 104)

Legal depository - Country: Australia / Year: 2010

The objective of this act is to establish regulations for the provision of financial support to primary carers of newborns and newly adopted children. This financial support is intended for primary carers who are in the work force and is intended to complement and/or supplement existing entitlements to paid...

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World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour

Resources - Author: International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) / Year: 2013

This report focuses on the role of social protection in preventing and reducing child labour. It is the first in the series of World Reports on Child Labour called for in the outcome document, the Roadmap, emerging from The Hague Global Child Labour Conference of 2010. The World Report...

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Semi-conditional cash transfers in the form of family allowances for children and adolescents in the informal economy in Argentina

Resources - Author: Fabio Bertranou, Roxana Maurizio / Year: 2011

In 2009, Argentina introduced a new transfer programme for children and adolescents younger than age 18 (Universal Child Allowance) that extended coverage under the contributory programme for family allowances to include families in the informal economy and families of unemployed persons. This article describes this innovative programme, compares it...

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Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)

Legal depository - Year: 1952

A reference for the development of social security systems, Convention No. 102 is the flagship of the up-to-date social security Conventions since it is deemed to embody the internationally accepted definition of the very principle of social security.  Convention No. 102 is unique for both its conceptual formulation of social security,...

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Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Legal depository - Year: 2012

Recommendation No. 202 is the first international instrument to offer guidance to countries to close social security gaps and progressively achieve universal protection through the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive social security systems. To this aim, the Recommendation calls for (1) the implementation, as a priority, of social protection...

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Social protection for children: Key policy trends and statistics

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2015

This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of child and family benefits in 183 countries; (ii) presents the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher income economies; (iii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of child and family...

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Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989

Legal depository - Year: 1989

Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 26 recognizes for every child the right to benefit from social security, including social insurance. In addition, Article 27(1) recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development....

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Family and child benefits

Child and family benefits, in cash and in kind, play a particularly important role in realizing children’s rights and addressing their needs, particularly for the most vulnerable members of society. Evidence from many parts of the world demonstrates that social protection benefits have led to a marked improvement in...

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Conditionality and Human Rights

Expert commentaries - Date: 19 May 2014 / Author: Guy Standing

Across the world, states have made binding commitments under international human rights law to do what they can to ensure all their population attains its basic material needs. And yet, governments in numerous countries have been introducing so-called conditional cash transfer schemes (CCTs) based on the imposition of forms...

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Conditionalities, Cash and Gender Relations

Expert commentaries - Date: 1 May 2014 / Author: Maxine Molyneux

Is the empowerment of women through conditional cash transfers illusory as women are ‘empowered’ by these programmes only as the nodal points receiving cash for the family and not as independent persons with their own economic, social and cultural rights? First, it is important to distinguish between the positive...

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