Social security coverage extension in the BRICS: A comparative study on the extension of coverage in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa

Organization(s): ISSA
Author: ISSA
Country: Brazil, China, India, Russian Federation, South Africa
Year: 2013
Language: English

This comparative study of the International Social Security Association ISSA presents the diverse approaches of the BRICS for the  extension of social security coverage. It shows how responses take into account the local realities and environment in each country, with a focus on innovations that measurabley extend and improve coverage, the role of administration and how administrative challenges were overcome.

It includes the following chapters:

  • Universal social security coverage and democracy: The Brazilian path to nation building
  • Social security in the Russian Federation: From paternalistic towards sustainable protection
  • Social security in India: A partchwork quilt
  • Towards universal social security coverage in China
  • Extending social security coverage to the excluded and marginalized. Perspectives on developments in South Africa

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