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Designing Social Security Systems: Learning From Australia and Other Countries

Podger, Andrew; Stanton, David; Whiteford, Peter

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SUMMARY: Social protection systems reflect each country's history, culture and social values, as well as its economic capacity. But, once first established, they can be very hard to redesign as expectations are locked in, and the scale of the systems makes major change a difficult and risky management challenge. This paper describes alternative designs of social security systems and how each addresses the two core objectives of poverty alleviation and income maintenance. Drawing on the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54383
Source: Public Administration and Development
DOI: 10.1002/pad.1689

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