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International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Social Security Law

International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Social Security Law

Edited by Willy van Eeckhoutte


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Social security is a major institution of all industrialized societies. Its purpose is to protect the population from serious health and financial risk. to achieve this goal, social security law regulates the relations between enterprises and other economic entities on the one hand, and families and individuals on the other. This regulation is typically accomplished through a complex network of public and private institutions operating under national law.

This set in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws provides in-depth information and guidance on the social security schemes in different countries. The legal mechanics of the following areas of social protection are covered in each monograph: health care; employment injuries and occupational diseases; sickness benefits (incapacity to work); pensions (invalidity, old age, survivors); unemployment (provision of work, benefits); family benefits.

Each national monograph follows a similar outline, so the often significant differences between national social security systems are clearly delineated. Each essay describes the field of application, the conditions for entitlement, the calculation of benefits, the financing, and the institutional framework. Law enforcement, controls, and appeals receive special attention.

A group of international monographs explains the role of international organizations in setting norms for social security systems, and in coordinating existing systems in cases involving migrant workers and others to whom more than one national scheme may apply. An international social security law Codex provides the main international texts, in English, that regulate social security in the industrialized nations.

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Last Updated 06/01/1994
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789065449399
SKU 10059229-0001
Table of Contents

For each country or organization covered the work provides:
List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction. Selected
Part I: The Institutions.
1. Public Institutions.
2. Position and Competence of the Public Institutions.
3. Private Institutions.
Part II: Contribution and Financing.
1. Contribution Regulation for Employees.
2. Contributions for Public Sector Workers.
3. Contributions for the Self-Employed.
4. Other Contributions.
5. Government Funding.
Part III: Health Care.
1. Field of Application.
2. Benefits.
3. Conditions.
Part IV: Family Allowances.
1. Field of Application.
2. Dependent Children.
3. Amount of the Benefit.
4. Payment.
Part V: Incapacity to Work.
1. Field of Application.
2. Benefits.
3. Certification of Incapacity to Work.
4. Benefits.
5. Conditions.
6. Accumulation Rules.
Part VI: Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases.
1. Field of Application.
2. Concept of ‘Industrial Accident’.
3. Concept of ‘Occupational Disease’.
4. Medical Care.
5. Incapacity to Work.
6. Death.
7. Prevention of Occupational Diseases.
8. Supplementary Benefits.
9. No-Fault Insurance.
10. Civil Liability.
11. Accumulation Rules.
Part VII: Unemployment.
1. Provision of Work.
2. Unemployment Benefit.
Part VIII: Pensions.
1. Pensions for Wage-Earners.
2. Pensions for the Self-Employed.
3. Guaranteed Income for Old Persons.
Part IX: Handicapped Persons.
1. Social Integration.
2. Financial Allowances for the Handicapped.
Part X: Minimum Income Benefit.
1. Beneficiaries.
2. Conditions.
3. Amount of the Benefit.
4. Claim and Administration.
5. Reclaiming of Benefits Paid.
Part XI: Claims and Adjudication.
1. Claims.
2. Adjudication.
Selected Bibliography.

Current Contents
FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board; Encyclopaedias and Editors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the General Editor.
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Social Security Law; Curriculum Vitae of the Editor.

For more information and an up-to-date list of the countries for this looseleaf, go to KluwerLawOnline.