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Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change

Resources - Author: Peter Dwyer / Year: 2018

This overview summarises the final findings of the Welfare Conditionality project (2013-2018). It presents analysis on the effectiveness, impacts and ethics of welfare conditionality, and the sanctions and mandatory support that underpin this approach. Discussion draws on analyses of qualitative data generated in interviews with 52 policy stakeholders, 27...

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Impact of the economic crisis on the health of older persons in Spain: research clues based on an analysis of mortality. SESPAS report 2014

Resources - Author: Alicia Llácerb, Francois Béland, Maria-Victoria Zunzuneguia, Tarik Benmarhniaa / Year: 2014

Older adults are seldom considered in studies on the health impact of economic recessions or crises. However, they constitute a population group that is highly vulnerable to decreases in investment in health and social services and social security. Our aim is to examine the relationship between the economic crisis...

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Care Act 2014

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2014

An Act to make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England;...

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Equality Act 2010

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat...

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Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Resources - Author: Zlata Bruckauf / Year: 2017

It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Spain

Legal depository - Country: Spain / Year: 2011

Relevant articles: Chapter 3: Principles governing Economic and Social Policy Section 39 (1) The public authorities ensure social, economic and legal protection of the family. (2) The public authorities likewise ensure full protection of children, who are equal before the law, regardless of their parentage, and of mothers, whatever...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of San Marino

Legal depository - Country: San Marino / Year: 2002

Relevant articles: Article 9 … All citizens shall be entitled to social security Article 12 The Republic shall protect the institution of the family, based on moral and legal equality of spouses. Mothers shall be entitled to assistance and protection by the community. Children born outside wedlock shall enjoy...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Portugal

Legal depository - Country: Portugal / Year: 2005

Relevant articles: Article 8 – International Law 1. The rules and principles of general or common international law shall form an integral part of Portuguese law. 2. The rules set out in duly ratified or passed international agreements shall come into force in Portuguese internal law once they have...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Italy

Legal depository - Country: Italy / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 30 – Parental Duties and Rights It is the duty and right of parents to support, raise and educate their children, even if born out of wedlock. In the case of incapacity of the parents, the law provides for the fulfilment of their duties. The law...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Ireland

Legal depository - Country: Ireland / Year: 2013

Relevant articles: The Family – Article 41 … 1(2°) The State, therefore, guarantees to protect the Family in its constitution and authority, as the necessary basis of social order and as indispensable to the welfare of the Nation and the State. … 2(2°) The State shall, therefore, endeavour to...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Germany

Legal depository - Country: Germany / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 6 – Marriage – Family – Children (1) Marriage and the family shall enjoy the special protection of the state. (2) The care and upbringing of children is the natural right of parents and a duty primarily incumbent upon them. The state shall watch over them...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of France

Legal depository - Country: France / Year: 2008

Relevant articles: Preamble The French people solemnly proclaim their attachment to the Rights of Man and the principles of national sovereignty as defined by the Declaration of 1789, confirmed and complemented by the Preamble to the Constitution of 1946, and to the rights and duties as defined in the...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Belgium

Legal depository - Country: Belgium / Year: 2014

Relevant articles: Article 23 Everyone has the right to lead a life in keeping with human dignity. To this end, the laws federate laws and rules referred to in Article 134 guarantee economic, social and cultural rights, taking into account corresponding obligations, and determine the conditions for exercising them. …  These...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Andorra

Legal depository - Country: Andorra / Year: 1993

Relevant article: Article 30 The right to health protection and to receive services relative to personal needs shall be respected. With that intent the State shall guarantee a system of Social Security. Link to compendium “The right to Social Security in European Constitutions: Compendium of provisions of European Constitutions...

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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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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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