Population aging is a global issue that is either affecting or will soon affect virtually every country around the world. With large numbers of older people experiencing significant losses of intrinsic capacity, leading a dignified and meaningful life is often only possible with the care and support of others. Long-term care (LTC) has therefore become one of the most rapidly developing policy areas in OECD countries, where significant institutional change and innovation have taken place over the last two decades.
Recent debates of basic income (BI) proposals shine a useful spotlight on the challenges that traditional forms of income support are increasingly facing, and highlight gaps in social provisions that largely depend on income or employment status. A universal “no questions asked” public transfer would be simple and have the advantage that no-one would be left without support.
Welcome Message from the Conference Committee
Developments and trends issue:
A new ISSA regional Developments and Trends report – The Americas: Strategic approaches to improve social security – looks closely at the core themes of the extension of coverage, excellence in administration, and the positive socio-economic impacts of social security. A major conclusion is that excellence in administration in the region is a prerequisite for the success of coverage extension efforts in support of socio-economic development.