An exploration of emerging global trends in social security


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Social security can be thought of as the product of centuries of human effort to provide people with a means of support in the face of individual, social, or economic distress.  On a global basis, social security practices have spread far and wide, well beyond the small clique of industrialized countries that dominated the field a hundred or so years ago.  Now 172 countries and dependent territories can be identified as having one or more social security programmes, (78 per cent of all countries and dependent territories)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Development and Societies in Transition
EditorsStewart MACPHERSON, Hoi-Kwok WONG
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780429798016
ISBN (Print)9781138343993
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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