Social protection floors as an investment in the future
by Markus Kaltenborn
International Journal of Public Law and Policy (IJPLAP), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2020

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people below the poverty line, mainly because there is often a lack of well-functioning social protection systems. In many countries, new social assistance programs have been introduced or existing programs have been expanded in response to the pandemic. In many cases, however, these measures are not sufficient to mitigate the social consequences of Covid-19. Above all, they are usually too short-term in nature to ensure long-term protection also against future crises. This paper presents the political and international legal framework in which the debate on the extension and, in particular, the financing of universal social protection takes place.

Online publication date: Thu, 06-May-2021

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