First published in 1998, this study offers a survey of the conceptual background, the political dimension, and the macroeconomic context and constraints of the social security system in Israel, which in four decades (since the mid-1950s) grew virtually from scratch into a comprehensive system, similar in scope to that of Western and Northern Europe, North America, the European outposts in the antipodes and, of course, Japan.
Table of Contents
1. The Post-War New Socio-Economic Order. 2. The Structure and Pattern of Transfer Payments in the 1980s. 3. The Emergence of Social Security: the Israeli Variety. 4. The 1970-74 ‘New Departure’ and Its Fiscal Implications. 5. The Frontier of Israel’s Social Security System. 6. The Frontier of Welfare States in the 1990s: Implications for Israel. 7. Social Security: Outlines of a Feasible Reform.