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Responding to the crisis: Building a "social floor"

in "World of Work" the magazine of the ILO, n° 67

International Labour Office (ILO)
08.08.2011 - Soraya Khamsi
Consultations 4418 / Download 1081

Summary (English)

This edition of the "The World of Work" magazine relates to social security as a crisis response and focuses in particular on the establishment and affordability of a basic social protection floor for all. Topics discussed include: the role of social security in response and recovery, ageing societies, access to health care, combating poverty through basic welfare schemes. Specific cases are also illustrated, notably, programmes in Sierra Leone and Brazil.