Publications and tools

2002

  1. Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Volume 2. A Case Study of Slovenia

    01 January 2002

    This study looks at social security reform in three EU accession equality. It examines two broad categories of benefits: family benefits (including maternity benefits, family allowances, and child care benefits) and pensions (retirement and survivors' protection).

  2. Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Volume 1. A Case Study of Hungary

    01 January 2002

    This study looks at social security reform in three EU accession equality. It examines two broad categories of benefits: family benefits (including maternity benefits, family allowances, and child care benefits) and pensions (retirement and survivors' protection).

  3. Standards for the XXIst century - social security

    01 January 2002

    International labour standards are by nature universal in their vocation. They are intended to be applied by the 175 member States of the ILO, irrespective of their legal system or their level of economic development. It should also be recalled that ILO Conventions are international treaties of a specific nature. They are adopted by the Conference, which is composed of representatives of the governments of member States, as well as representatives of workers and employers.

  4. On the Stability of Pay-As-You-Go Pension Systems in an Ageing Population − The Case of Japan

    01 January 2002

    The aim of this paper is to examine the stability of PAYG pension schemes in the context of the anticipated ageing of population structure. Chapter 1 sets out the basic analytical framework for evaluating PAYG pension schemes in general. Chapter 2 analyses the long-term financial status of the EPI and looks into intergenerational equity. Chapter 3 concludes with the discussion on policies implied by our analysis. For background information, Appendix A summarises the results of the actuarial valuation carried out by the Japanese Government actuaries in 1999; and, Appendix B presents the updated projection results which take into account the population projection revised in 2002. A Statistical Annex supplements with detailed data.

2001

  1. Working Towards a Poverty Eradication Strategy in Russia: Analysis and Recommendations.

    01 November 2001

  2. Social Security: a new consensus

    01 November 2001

    This book contains the committee's conclusions from the ILC 2001, large extracts from the report of the Committee's discussions, and the whole of the report: "Social Security: Issues, Challenges and Prospects", which was prepared as a basis for the Committee's discussions. As regard to extending social protection it says that there is need for research, experimentation and innovation.

  3. Towards decent work: Social protection in health for all workers and their families

    01 January 2001

    This paper describes the conceptual framework of The STEP programme relating to the fight against exclusion from social protection in health. Then, it proposes an original definition and characterisation of this exclusion. It also provides an in-depth analysis of its most frequent causes. Lastly, it reviews possible solutions to this problem taking into account its various dimensions.

2000

  1. Social budgeting

    01 January 2000

    The first part of the book provides guidance for designing a social accounting system. The second part shows how the relationships between the economy and the social protection system can be translated into a quantitative model which permits projections and simulations to be carried out. Includes two concrete country applications.

  2. Social security pensions. Development and reform. Executive summary

    01 January 2000

    This is a valuable reference for anyone concerned with reforming or establishing pension programmes and for those looking to understand the practicalities and structure behind various pension schemes. By providing a balanced assessment and factual review of what various countries around the world have done, this book assists decision-makers in forming effective, viable pension policy.

  3. Modelling in health care finance. A compendium of quantitative techniques for health care financing.

    01 January 2000

    This unique book provides a solid understanding of the basics of modelling and assists health care professionals in grasping its uses in the policy-making process. A valuable guidebook for health system and health insurance managers alike, this volume offers the quantitative and analytic tools needed for sound resource allocation and financial governance of health systems. It creates synergies and bridges gaps between quantitative health economics, health financing and actuarial science while presenting methods for improving the efficiency, and lowering the costs, of current health systems. A joint technical publication of the ILO and the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

  4. Effective retirement age and duration of retirement in the industrial countries between 1950 and 1990

    01 January 2000

  5. Are there better ways to cut and share the cake? The European Welfare states at the crossroads

    01 January 2000

    Selection of papers presented at the ILO regional meeting on social security financing for representatives of workers' organizations (Port of Spain, 23-25 June 1999).

  6. Issues in social security financing in the Caribbean

    01 January 2000

    Selection of papers presented at the ILO regional meeting on social security financing for representatives of workers' organizations (Port of Spain, 23-25 June 1999).

1999

  1. Modelling in health care finance. A compendium of quantitative techniques for health care financing.

    01 January 1999

    This book provides a solid understanding of the basics of modelling and assists health care professionals in grasping its uses in the policy-making process. A valuable guidebook for health system and health insurance managers alike, this volume offers the quantitative and analytic tools needed for sound resource allocation and financial governance of health systems. It creates synergies and bridges gaps between quantitative health economics, health financing and actuarial science while presenting methods for improving the efficiency, and lowering the costs, of current health systems. A joint technical publication of the ILO and the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

  2. Actuarial mathematics of social security pensions

    01 January 1999

    Aims at establishing a link between social security financing methods and occupational pension funding methods.

  3. The Swedish Pension Reform

    01 January 1999

    This report assesses the possibilities of using household surveys to evaluate the performance of social security policies and provides an overview of the available information. Particular attention is paid to indicators on social security coverage and the impact of social security on the living standards of the population. As the data situation in industrialized countries is fairly well known, the focus of this study was on low- and middle-income countries where social security schemes are often immature and cover only small groups of the population. The report additionally includes information on other non- OECD countries, as well as on certain OECD countries that have undergone political and economic transformation over the last decade.

1998

  1. Preparing for ageing societies? An attempt to evaluate pension and long-term care reforms in Europe

    01 January 1998

    International Social Security Review, International Social Security Association, European Series, N° 26, 1998, p. 23-56

  2. Contribution of Mutual Health Organisations to Financing, Delivery and Access to Health Care

    01 January 1998

    Synthesis of Research in Nine West and Central African Countries

1997

  1. Social security for the informal sector: Investigating the feasibility of pilot projects in Benin, India, El Salvador and Tanzania

    01 January 1997

  2. Extending coverage under basic pension schemes. General and Chinese considerations. Review of policy issues; review of strategic and technical issues

    01 January 1997