Social pensions and policy learning : the case of southern Africa
Casey, Bernard H. and McKinnon, Roddy. (2009) Social pensions and policy learning : the case of southern Africa. International Social Security Review, Vol.62 (No.4). pp. 81-102. ISSN 0020871XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-246X.2009.01347.x
In the last decade and particularly since the publication of the Millennium Development Goals, social pensions have captured the interest of those concerned with the well-being of older people across that large part of the world where formal, contributions-financed, old-age benefit systems cover only a minority of the population. International organizations have turned their attention to such schemes and some see them as having a valuable role to play. However, information about what they are and how they work, and about their efficacy in meeting the objectives set for them, is still limited. Learning has been taking place not only in the international organizations but also in the region where they are most prominent – southern Africa. Such learning should be encouraged and the International Social Security Association has a part to play in this learning process.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Social security -- Africa, Southern, Pensions -- Africa, Southern, Social security -- Developing countries, Pensions -- Developing countries|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Social Security Review|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 81-102|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Special Issue: Policy learning and social protection
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