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Universal Basic Income proposals in light of ILO standards: Key issues and global costing (ESS ─ Working Paper No. 62)

Resources - Author: Andrés Acuña-Ulate, Christina Behrendt, Isabel Ortiz, Quynh Anh Nguyen / Year: 2018

This paper reviews proposals for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in light of ILO standards. Some UBI proposals have the potential to advance equity and social justice, while others may result in a net welfare loss. The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation (No. 202) includes a number of principles...

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Innovative approaches for ensuring universal social protection for the future of work

Resources - Author: Christina Behrendt, Quynh Anh Nguyen / Year: 2018

Social protection systems around the world face challenges to provide full and effective coverage for workers in all forms of employment, including those in “new” forms of employment. While some emerging work and employment arrangements may provide greater flexibility for workers and employers, they may lead to significant gaps...

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Innovative approaches for ensuring universal social protection for the future of work

Resources - Author: Christina Behrendt, Quynh Anh Nguyen / Year: 2018

Social protection systems around the world face challenges to provide full and effective coverage for workers in all forms of employment, including those in “new” forms of employment. While some emerging work and employment arrangements may provide greater flexibility for workers and employers, they may lead to significant gaps...

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Recommendation on Social Protection Floors: Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions

Resources - Author: Babu P. Remesh, Christina Behrendt, Emmanuelle Saint-Pierre Guilbault, Gabriela Mendizábal Bermúdez, George Letlhokwa Mpedi, Laura Pautassi, Mathias Nyenti, Maya Stern Plaza, Pablo Arellano Ortiz, Stephen Devereux, Tineke Dijkhoff, Veronika Wodsak, Victoire Umuhire, Worawet Suwanrada /

This book assesses the catalogue of principles included in the ILO Recommendation on Social Protection Floors from a legal perspective. Despite the international community’s recognition of social protection as a human right, the vast majority of the world’s population still has no access to social protection. In a major effort...

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International Social Security Review Special Issue: Special Issue: The human right to social security

Resources - Author: Catalina Devandas, Christina Behrendt, Francie Lund, Gabriele Köhler, Katja Hujo, Laura Alfers, Magdalena Sepúlveda, Rachel Moussié, Roddy McKinnon, Valeria Esquivel / Year: 2017

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. Realizing this human right is often considered, simply, as a matter of political will and of administrative aptitude. In these terms, the progressive realization of the human right to social...

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Universal Social Protection Floors: costing estimates and affordability in 57 lower income countries (ESS Working Paper No. 58)

Resources - Author: Andrés Acuña-Ulate, Christina Behrendt, Fabio Durán-Valverde, Isabel Ortiz, Karuna Pal / Year: 2017

This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries, consisting of: (i) allowances for all children and all orphans; (ii) maternity benefits for all women with newborns; (iii) benefits for all persons with severe disabilities, and (iv) universal old-age...

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Rationalizing Social Protection Expenditure in Ghana

Resources - Author: Arthur van de Meerendonk, Christina Behrendt, Veronika Wodsak Kauffmann / Year: 2015

This report has been prepared in the context of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project that seeks to support Ghana to rationalize its social protection expenditure. The Report analyses expenditure in terms of its sustainability, robustness, efficiency and effectiveness in preventing or reducing poverty, social exclusion and ill health. It...

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Social security: Three lessons from the global crisis

Resources - Author: Christina Behrendt, Florence Bonnet, Krzysztof Hagemejer, Michael Cichon / Year: 2011

This article focuses on three lessons that can be drawn from responses to the global crisis: People covered by different social security arrangements with respect to financing, design and coverage are exposed to economic shocks in different degrees. With adequate financing, design and coverage, social security acts as an economic...

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Social protection floors and gender equality. A brief overview

Resources - Author: Christina Behrendt, Emmanuelle St-Pierre Guilbault, Florence Bonnet, Lou Tessier, Maya Stern Plaza / Year: 2013

This working paper summarizes some of the linkages between gender inequality and access to social protection, then discusses the contribution of national social protection floors as powerful tools in reducing gender inequalities and women’s poverty, and summarizes recent developments in the international legal framework relevant to gender equality and...

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