Rather than enshrining the retirement and re-employment ages of older workers in law, two researchers are calling for an overhaul to how these ages are determined to consider the healthier lifestyles today.

...

Ombudsman Juris Jansons has sent a pre-trial warning to the government regarding the protection of the rights of people most at risk of poverty. The Ombudsman noted that the minimum old-age pension, which ranges from €70.43 to €108....

It is a universal assumption that mothers are the ones who take care of children, but more fathers are now taking time off to look after their new-born babies and their partners soon after childbirth. Countries worldwide are setting benchmarks for...

The latest Government report on the risks and challenges facing Ireland in the coming years has pointed to the State's ageing population as a major issue which will put stress on public finances, social welfare and health systems...

Poverty rates in Upper Egypt have decreased compared to previous years because of the focus on social protection programs in the governorates of Upper Egypt, Deputy Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform of...

The Social Security Corporation (SCC) has proposed an amendment to the SSC Law that allows those covered by the unemployment insurance to use their accumulated credit to fund their children's education. 

...

Pension scheme administrators want a national conversation on a framework that takes care of senior citizens.During the Association of Retirement Benefits Schemes (ARBS) AGM, stakeholders said enabling the elderly to lead...

Two block areas each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been finalised for pilot launch of the conditional cash transfer scheme, which seeks to replace the take-home ration for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children...

BLOG: With studies claiming almost as many women with children (74.1 percent) participated in the labour force as women without, in 2014, women who are juggling careers and motherhood benefit from flexibility at work the most....

OPINION: To say that there is no housing crisis in India is to make a statement of little value. Homelessness is on the rise, and has been for the past half a century. Eight years ago, after the 2011 Census, the demand for new...

For almost half a year, the Women and Girls Safe Space Centre (WGSS) has been operational in Azraq refugee camp. It was opened in March by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and The Jordan Times was recently able to talk to the centre...

BLOG: The prime duty of the state and the governments running the state affairs is to promote the well being of...