International Social Security Series

  • Gender and Social Security Reform: What's Fair for Women? book cover

    Gender and Social Security Reform

    What's Fair for Women?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Gilbert

    Aging populations are creating tremendous pressures on social security systems throughout the world, lifting the need for reform to the top of policy agendas. Proposed reforms often have different implications for men and women. At the same time, traditional family and gender roles are changing…

    Paperback – 2006-05-15
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Welfare Reform: A Comparative Assessment of the French and U. S. Experiences book cover

    Welfare Reform

    A Comparative Assessment of the French and U. S. Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Antoine Parent

    Since the late 1980s welfare policies in France and the United States have increasingly been shaped by a strong emphasis on citizens' obligations to work and be independent, and a weakening of entitlements to income maintenance. Throughout the advanced industrialized nations, welfare reforms…

    Paperback – 2003-11-30
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Changing Patterns of Social Protection book cover

    Changing Patterns of Social Protection

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca A. Van Voorhis

    "A thoughtful assessment of socioeconomic needs and influences, observing the necessity for benefits as well as the lessons of experience offered by various nations"--Library Bookwatch Over the last two decades, aging populations, changing family structures, market forces of globalization, strains…

    Paperback – 2003-06-30
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Social Security in the Global Village book cover

    Social Security in the Global Village

    1st Edition

    By Christina Behrendt

    There is growing recognition that globalization places major pressures on the development of social security schemes. Internationalization of the economy has important consequences for labor markets: employment is becoming less secure and inequality and social exclusion more pronounced in many…

    Paperback – 2002-05-31
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Building Social Security: Volume 6, The Challenge of Privatization book cover

    Building Social Security

    Volume 6, The Challenge of Privatization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xenia Scheil-Adlung

    In recent years, in both the specialist press and the tabloids, the idea of privatization of social security has become a shimmering catch phrase. Politicians base election campaigns on promises of more or less privatization in social security. Many governments introduce private business management…

    Paperback – 2001-08-31
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Employability: From Theory to Practice book cover

    Employability

    From Theory to Practice, 1st Edition

    By Michele Baukens

    In the struggle against unemployment and marginalization, employability has become the one major tool to counteract this phenomenon. Those who have no chances to develop or enhance their employability will fail in the competitive labor market of the new economic order. While the notion of…

    Paperback – 2001-08-31
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Social Security at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Topical Issues and New Approaches book cover

    Social Security at the Dawn of the 21st Century

    Topical Issues and New Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donate Dobbernack

    Presenting a periodic overview of the most significant developments and trends in the field of social security has become, for the International Social Security Association, a tradition and a firm commitment. Benefiting from the vast quantity of information uniquely available to the ISSA, its…

    Paperback – 2001-03-31
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Recent Health Policy Innovations in Social Security book cover

    Recent Health Policy Innovations in Social Security

    1st Edition

    By Xenia Scheil-Adlung

    The debate about health care reform has gone on for many years. The debate has generated often innovative ideas for reform that transcend national boundaries. For example, proposals have been made for an extension of health insurance with a framework of social protection; progressive development of…

    Paperback – 2001-01-31
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Who Returns to Work and Why?: A Six-country Study on Work Incapacity and Reintegration International Social Security Series book cover

    Who Returns to Work and Why?

    A Six-country Study on Work Incapacity and Reintegration International Social Security Series, 1st Edition

    By Rienk Prins

    Work incapacity has become a major social problem in most industrialized countries. It increases social expenditures for sickness and disability programs and declines in labor force participation rates. Most measures taken in an effort to counter this trend focus on narrowing eligibility criteria…

    Paperback – 2000-12-30
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series

  • Targeting Social Benefits: International Perspectives and Trends book cover

    Targeting Social Benefits

    International Perspectives and Trends, 1st Edition

    By Neil Gilbert

    Over the last decade changing family life and increasing fiscal constraints on welfare expenditures have forced industrialized nations to reconsider how they approach social protection. Faced with fiscal and demographic changes, many countries have been struggling to -develop innovative policy…

    Paperback – 2000-09-30
    Routledge
    International Social Security Series