SpringerBriefs in Population Studies

Social Protection and Social Development

International Initiatives

Authors: Drolet, Julie

  • Key concepts and principles underlying social protection and the social protection floor
  • The right to social protection with evidence in key human rights treaties and instruments
  • The role of social protection for adaptive climate change and reducing disaster risks
  • Promising practices and innovative country examples and case studies
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The Social Protection Floor Initiative promotes universal access to essential social transfers and services. Presently 80% of the global population does not enjoy a set of social guarantees that allows them to deal with life’s risks such as unemployment, ill health, and natural disasters. This book explores the importance and necessity of social protection, including key concepts, universal principles and human rights, the need for context-specific policies, the role of adaptive climate change, and country examples. Social protection refers to a set of essential transfers, services and facilities that all citizens everywhere should enjoy to ensure the realization of the rights embodied in human rights treaties. The Social Protection Floor aims to facilitate and accelerate the introduction or strengthening of sustainable context-specific social protection systems. Experiences from countries around the world that have implemented components of the Social Protection Floor provide evidence of its feasibility, affordability, and impact. The promise and success of social protection is important for transformative change, social inclusion, and alliance building, and raises critical questions about current neoliberal austerity measures. This book calls for a comprehensive, multi-dimensional, integrated and innovative policy mix that recognizes the interdependency between demographic shifts, employment, labour migration, social protection, economic development, and the environment.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Background to the Social Protection Initiative

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 1-12

  • International Instruments

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 13-20

  • Definition of the Social Protection Floor

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 21-34

  • Adaptive Social Protection

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 35-49

  • Country Developments and Initiatives

    Drolet, Julie L.

    Pages 51-62

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7877-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Protection and Social Development
Book Subtitle
International Initiatives
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Population Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7878-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7878-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7877-1
Series ISSN
2211-3215
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 163
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