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Income Inequality: Time to Deliver an Adequate Living Wage

Resources - Year: 2014

Inequality is growing in almost all nations, and wages are amongst the lowest on record as a share of wealth. Unemployment is the highest on record and while more than 50 per cent of workers are in vulnerable or precarious work 40 per cent of workers are trapped in...

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Social Protection: A Key to a Fair Society

Resources - Year: 2014

Social protection is essential for social justice and inclusion, strong democracies, equitable growth and resilience during crises. The components of social protection programmes have diverse shapes and historic and cultural backgrounds. They are influenced by demographic, geographic, and administrative requirements and need to be context and country specific. Governments...

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Disability in the Arab Region. An Overview

Resources - Year: 2014

Disability is an intrinsic aspect of the human condition and most people will experience disability at some point in their lives. Globally, one billion people—or 15 per cent of the world population—are estimated to be living with disability. By contrast, Arab countries report comparatively low prevalence of disability, ranging...

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Integrated Social Policy Report V: Towards a New Welfare Mix? Rethinking the Role of the State, the Market and Civil Society in the Provision of Social Protection and Social Services

Resources - Author: Gisela Nauk, Vanessa Steinmayer / Year: 2014

Welfare systems in Arab countries are at their limits. Stretched by substantial population growth over the past years, the Governments are increasingly unable to integrate all people from all ages, all regions and all income groups into the labour market and into social protection schemes. After initial years of...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Austria

Legal depository - Country: Austria / Year: 2014

Relevant articles: Article 10(1) The Federation has powers of legislation and execution in the following matters: 11. labour legislation in so far as it does not fall under art. 12; social and contractual insurance; nursing care allowance; social compensation legislation; chambers of labour with the exception of those relating...

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JICA Thematic Guide to Social Protection

Resources - Year: 2014

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Thematic Guideline is a reference document targeting the wide ranging internal and external stakeholders in social protection. The purpose of the Guideline is to provide basic information and knowledge about social protection such as an overview of social protection around the world, trends...

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Social Protection in Austria

Resources - Year: 2014

This publication provides an up-to-date overview of Austria’s welfare services and benefits. It highlights the basic aspects and benefits of individual systems catering to families, old age, health, unemployment, social distress as well as the development of social spending and its funding....

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Confronting Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific: The Role of Social Protection

Resources - Year: 2014

As the development agenda beyond 2015 takes shape, it is increasingly being recognized that inequality is an impediment to the integration of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Despite high and enduring economic growth and significant progress in terms of poverty eradication, inequalities persist in Asia and the...

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ILO Social Protection Platform

Resources - Year: 2014, 2015

The Social Protection Platform is the International Labour Office’s global knowledge sharing tool to extend social protection. The platform aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, capture and document experiences, identify knowledge gaps and facilitate the creation of knowledge through the promotion of innovation. To achieve this goal, the...

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Indigenous peoples’ access to decent work and social protection

Resources - Author: Inter-agency support group on indigenous' peoples' issues / Year: 2014

This paper was prepared in the context of the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) on Indigenous Issues, which aims to strengthen  cooperation and coordination among UN agencies, funds, entities and programmes on indigenous peoples’ issues and to support the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and to promote...

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Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection (First Edition)

Resources - Year: 2014

This collection examines the human rights to social security and social protection from a women’s rights perspective. The contributors stress the need to address women’s poverty and exclusion within a human rights framework that takes account of gender. The chapters unpack the rights to social security and protection and...

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