Belarus and Poland signed a social security agreement during an official visit of a Belarusian parliamentary delegation headed by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich to Warsaw, BelTA learned from the Labor and Social Security Ministry.
This training will focus on different financial instruments intended for persons with disabilities, their implementation and monitoring in line with the UNCRPD.
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This paper analyzes the incentives to labor supply faced by families, particularly mothers, with young children in the context of a recently introduced fertility promotion benefit in Poland. The paper is based on an adapted version of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Tax-Benefit Model, which estimates households’ net earnings after taxes and social transfers at different levels of wages. Since the recent introduction of the 500+ benefit, some households face steep marginal tax rates due to the benefit withdrawal rules.
The OECD’s Social Benefit Recipients Database (SOCR) provides new, detailed and comparable data on the number of people receiving cash benefits. SOCR includes data for the main income replacement programmes in the unemployment, social assistance, disability and old-age branches. It currently covers periods since 2007 for most OECD and EU countries.
The aim of the focus groups is to provide case studies of countries, under Work Package 6 (WP6) of the Drivers of Health Inequalities Project. The case studies results relate to the research under WP4 (Income and Social Protection). ‘Drivers’ is a three year research program funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme. It brings together leading researchers, civil society organizations, business, and a European network of public health bodies with the aim of understanding and promoting health equity through policy and practice.
The objective of this paper is to look at employment services and labor market policies in the transition countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and identify key benefits and constraints of active labor market programs, as well as the main characteristics and features of successful policy interventions. Various policy options are discussed on how to enhance public employment services but also private employment agencies which might be relevant to and suitable for the countries in the region given their macroeconomic and labor market situation.
The MISSOC Comparative Tables Database contains detailed information on social protection in 32 countries, structured into 12 main chapters (tables): financing, healthcare, sickness, maternity/paternity, invalidity, old age, survivors, accidents at work and occupational diseases, family, unemployment, guaranteed minimum resources and long-term care. Each table is divided into numerous topics (categories) dealing with aspects such as legal basis, personal scope, eligibility conditions, amount of benefits etc.
Integrated social services – one-stop-shops for several social services such as training, social work, care services – can improve the effectiveness and efficiency as
Pensions and social insurance programs are an integral part of any social protection system. Their dual objectives are to prevent a sharp decline in income and protect against poverty resulting from old age, disability, or death. The critical role of pensions for protection, prevention, and promotion was reiterated and expanded in the new World Bank 2012–2022 Social Protection Strategy. This new strategy reviews the success and challenges of the past decade or more, during which time the World Bank became a main player in the area of pensions.