Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems

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Employment and social security protection in the new demographic context

ILO
International Labour Office
International Labour Office
2010
978-92-2-122690-1
188
World
Book (or chapter)
English
22.03.2010
Consultations 12211 / Download 2218

Summary (English)

This report analyses the implications of the new demographic context for economic performance and for labour markets, in particular, for employment and social protection in different development contexts. It reviews policy solutions that are being developed and debated, specially in industrialized countries. It also discusses the challenges of demographic transition in countries which continue to experience higher levels of poverty and of informality. It also presents the possible policy directions from a forward-looking perspective. It emphasized the need for policy solutions to address demographic change from a life-cycle and intergenerational perspective.