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Expanding Social Security May Pay for Itself! Higher Benefits May Decrease Alzheimer's and Dementia 

huffingtonpost.com (07.10.2015) Public health experts quip that when it comes to your health, your zip code can be more important than your genetic code. They understand that there are many factors that are crucial to health outcomes, and a major one is financial security and stability.…

Health published http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-altman/expanding-social-security_b_8258680… monitor
[Opinion] Predictive analytics in social protection  -  a new moral hazard?

SAP Blog (05.06.2015) From 6-8 July, the SAP Institute for Digital Government is participating in the 23rd European Social Services Conference in Lisbon. This event is conducted by the European Social Network (ESN). The conference is organised annually by the ESN, an independent learning and…

Information and communication technology http://scn.sap.com/community/public-sector/blog/2015/07/05/predictive-analytics… monitor
France: Comment la protection universelle maladie va améliorer la CMU france

Le Figaro (25.09.2015) Au cœur du projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité sociale, de nouvelles mesures permettront «de faire progresser les droits et l'accès aux soins», a assuré la ministre de la Santé

Health published http://www.lefigaro.fr/economie/le-scan-eco/decryptage/2015/09/25/29002-2015092… monitor
France: Ce que va apporter la protection universelle maladie france

La-Croix.com (07.10.2015) Le projet de loi de financement de la sécurité sociale pour 2016 examiné mercredi 7 octobre au conseil des ministres donne le coup d’envoi d’une simplification de l’assurance maladie.

Governance and administration, Health published http://www.la-croix.com/Actualite/France/Ce-que-va-apporter-la-protection-unive… monitor
[Opinion] Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control. The United Nations must step in

The Guardian (30.09.2015) We cannot close our eyes to the fact that the current global tax system is having a disproportionate impact on those living in poverty

Extension of coverage, Inequalities, Shocks & extreme events poverty, extending coverage, published http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/30/tax-avoidance-corporations… monitor
En Uruguay 87,4 % de las personas mayores de 65 años cobra jubilación o pensión uruguay

Diario La República (27.09.2015) El sistema de seguridad social uruguayo en etapa de retiro muestra muy altos niveles de cobertura, según datos presentados por Inmayores y la Dirección Nacional de Evaluación y Monitoreo del Ministerio de Desarrollo a través del Sistema de Información sobre Vejez…

Old-age pensions published http://www.republica.com.uy/en-uruguay-874-de-las-personas-mayores-de-65-anos-c… monitor
India: Kerala state plans mandatory health cover for migrant workers india

Times Of Oman (27.09.2015) Mandatory health insurance coverage is currently under discussion for residents of the Indian state of Kerala, who plan to migrate abroad from the state, said a top official from the department responsible for the welfare of Keralite migrants.

Extension of coverage brics, extending coverage, migration, published http://timesofoman.com/article/68395/Oman/India%27s-Kerala-state-weighing-manda… monitor
Australia: Seven out of ten Newstart recipients are long-term unemployed australia

The Sidney Morning Herald (27.09.2015) More than seven out of 10 Australians on unemployment benefits have been out of work for more than a year. The total is a big jump from six out of 10 three years ago.

Unemployment megatrends, published http://www.smh.com.au/national/seven-out-of-ten-newstart-recipients-are-longter… monitor
EU: Adequate Pensions: new report calls for measures to enable people to work until they reach the pension age european union

europa.eu (05.10.2015) A new report shows that EU’s pension systems can be expected to deliver adequate pensions to future generations of retirees provided strong policies to enable workers to stay in jobs until they reach the statutory pension age are pursued.

Pensions published http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5769_en.htm monitor
Née pour garantir les Français contre les aléas de la vie, la Sécurité sociale a 70 ans france

Libération (03.10.2015) Garantir «les travailleurs et leurs familles» contre les aléas de la vie, au moment où la France sort meurtrie de la guerre: il y a 70 ans, l’ordonnance du 4 octobre 1945 posait les fondements de la Sécurité

Governance and administration published http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2015/10/03/nee-pour-garantir-les-francais-cont… monitor
Belgique: Réforme des pensions: le PTB tire la sonnette d'alarme belgium

DH (30.09.2015) Avec la future réforme des pensions complémentaires, certains travailleurs pourraient perdre plus d’un tiers de leurs pensions, selon une étude du PTB.

managing reforms, published http://www.dhnet.be/actu/economie/reforme-des-pensions-le-ptb-tire-la-sonnette-… monitor
Madagascar – De la protection sociale pour les paysans madagascar

L'Express de Madagascar (05.10.2015) Des laissés pour compte. Les paysans qui représentent les 85% de la population ne bénéficient pas encore de protection sociale. Or, ils travaillent dur pour subvenir à leurs besoins quotidiens et pour assurer le rôle de moteur du développement du pays.…

Health, Extension of coverage, Social policies & programmes extending coverage, rural world, published http://www.midi-madagasikara.mg/societe/2015/08/08/cnaps-fier-mada-de-la-protec… monitor
Deutschland: Zehn Jahre Organisationsreform in der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung germany

Presse Portal (01.10.2015) Vor zehn Jahren ist die Organisationsreform in der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung in Kraft getreten. Zum 1. Oktober 2005 wurden mit der umfassenden Reform die bis dahin bestehenden Organisationsstrukturen in der Rentenversicherung grundlegend verändert. Die seinerzeit…

Governance and administration published http://www.presseportal.de/pm/50838/3136762 monitor
El número de personas en pobreza extrema cae por debajo del 10%

El País (04.10.2015) El número de personas atrapadas en la pobreza extrema se reducirá este año a 702 millones, según las últimas proyecciones del Banco Mundial difundidas este domingo. Los más necesitados del planeta representan así el 9,6% de la población mundial. Es la primera vez que esa…

Inequalities megatrends, poverty, published http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/10/04/actualidad/1443971491_051176.html monitor
UK will allow parental leave to be shared with grandparents

Bloomberg Business (04.10.2015) UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said working grandparents will be given the right to take time off to help care for their grandchildren as part of a move to make parental leave more flexible.

Family benefits published http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-04/u-k-will-allow-parental-leave… monitor
US: Proposition B may expand parental leave rights United States

The San Francisco Examiner (04.10.2015) San Francisco’s government employees could gain more expansive parental leave rights under a charter amendment submitted to voters by the Board of Supervisors with the support of the mayor.

Family benefits published http://www.sfexaminer.com/prop-b-may-expand-parental-leave-rights monitor
Swiss pensions reform 'helps wrong people', think tank warns switzerland

IPE News (28.09.2015) The amended reform proposal on the major Swiss pension reform package Altersvorsorge 2020 includes an immediate hike in the first-pillar AHV to compensate a cut in the minimum conversion rate in the second pillar.

managing reforms, published http://www.ipe.com/countries/switzerland/swiss-pensions-reform-helps-wrong-peop… monitor
Many Americans lack Social Security smarts: Study United States

CNBC (28.09.2015) Americans who will reach retirement age over the next two decades rely too heavily on Social Security when estimating future income, and many believe they are reasonably well versed on the countless and complex options available for claiming benefits.

Old-age pensions published http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/28/many-americans-lack-social-security-smarts-study… monitor
France: La Sécurité sociale célèbre mardi ses 70 ans france

Le Figaro (01.10.2015) La Sécurité sociale, créée le 4 octobre 1945, célèbre mardi son 70e anniversaire par une grande Rencontre nationale clôturée par le président François Hollande et réunissant acteurs de la protection sociale, historiens, partenaires sociaux et personnalités politiques.

published http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2015/10/01/97002-20151001FILWWW00148-la-securi… monitor
Responsible investing: Japanese public pensions focusing on environment, social issues japan

Nikkei Asian Review (29.09.2015) A growing number of public pension funds here are promising to consider corporate commitment to social causes in making investment decisions, joining a movement rapidly gaining prominence around the world.

Financing published http://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Equities/Japanese-public-pensions-focusing-on-en… monitor
China, Switzerland ink social insurance deal china, switzerland

Global Post (30.09.2015) China and Switzerland signed a social insurance agreement Wednesday that will exempt company personnel sent to work in each other's country from mandatory social insurance contributions.

brics, published http://www.globalpost.com/article/6659667/2015/09/30/china-switzerland-ink-soci… monitor
[Opinion] Dependency is dead! - FAO blog

FAO blog (24.09.2015) A commonly held view of cash transfers and other social protection programmes, in both developed and developing countries, is that they foster dependency.

Extension of coverage, Conditional cash transfers extending coverage, rural world, cct, published http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/blog/dependency-is-dead/en monitor
European executive promises convergence on social rights european union

EurActiv (30.09.2015) The European Commission wants to establish minimum social rights as part of a package due to be unveiled in Spring 2016. Paris and Berlin are exploring plans for a "social Eurogroup", the French President said.

Employment, Inequalities megatrends, published http://www.euractiv.com/sections/social-europe-jobs/european-executive-promises… monitor
Re-employment of the long-term unemployed - a pressing European challenge european union

europa.eu (18.09.2015) Despite the decline in unemployment since 2013, long-term unemployment has only now ceased rising and the prospects of returning to jobs for those who have been unemployed for more than one year remain very low.

Unemployment megatrends, published http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=2324&furtherNews=… monitor
Europe takes action to help 12 million long-term unemployed get back to work european union

europa.eu (17.09.2015) The European Commission has proposed guidance to Member States to better help long-term unemployed return to work.

Unemployment megatrends, published http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=2319&furtherNews=… monitor