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Ireland to increase state pension for those who work beyond 66

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 16:12

SaltWire (20.09.2022) Ireland will offer anyone over 66 a higher state pension the longer they stay in work, sidestepping a recommendation by a government-appointed commission to gradually increase the retirement age to 68 to help fund the ageing population. Under the proposed flexible model agreed by ministers on Tuesday, people will have the option from 2024 to continue working up until the age of 70 in return for a higher pension for each additional year they work.

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ireland
Global challenges
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Old age Pensions
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Over 75s make up over 15% of Japan's population for first time

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 17:03

pensionpolicyinternational.com (19.09.2022) The share of Japan’s older adult population, those over age 65, has been increasing every year since 1950 and is expected to reach 35.3% of the total population in 2040. For the first time, Japan’s over 75s account for over 15% of the population, after their cohort rose by 720,000 to 19.37 million people, government data released Sunday showed, in further evidence of the country’s rapidly graying society.

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japan
Global challenges
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Transparency, exclusion and mediation: how digital and biometric technologies are transforming social protection in Tamil Nadu, India

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:03

tandfonline.com (31.03.2021) What are the effects of biometric and digital technologies on social protection for the poor in India? Drawing on ethnographic research from rural Tamil Nadu, this paper presents evidence of how new technologies are experienced by beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System (PDS), and analyses the impacts of technology innovations on transparency, exclusion and mediation. The authors focus on the implementation of ‘smartcards,’ new digitised and Aadhaar-enabled ration cards, introduced in ration shops across Tamil Nadu in 2017.

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india
Global challenges
Topics
ICT

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Skills and employment: Big data offers new way to monitor changes in the demand and supply for skills

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/16/2022 - 16:07

ilo.org (32.08.2022) A new study by the International Labour Organization finds that, with the right tools, data from online jobs platforms can provide important information about current and future demand and supply of skills in the labour market

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Employment

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Poor families first: Challenges of the ‘stimulus checks’ in the United States’

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/16/2022 - 15:49

ipcig.org (01.09.2022) Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)—commonly referred to as ‘stimulus checks’—were one of the key measures adopted by the US government to ease the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. By May 2022, USD817 billion had been distributed to about 85 per cent of US households. However, those most in need faced many obstacles to receive the benefits, or never even received them. This Policy Research Brief examines some aspects of the operationalisation of this initiative and provides suggestions for future improvement.

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United States
Topics
Cash transfers
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Spain gives labor benefits to domestic cleaners, carers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/12/2022 - 11:56

AP News (06.09.2022) The Spanish government on Tuesday passed a law giving hundreds of thousands of domestic cleaners and carers the right to unemployment benefits and other job protection measures for the first time. Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz said the law would benefit more than 370,000 people, 95% of whom are women. She said the bill was intended to end discrimination against workers whose jobs have been undervalued for too long.

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spain
Global challenges
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Long-term care social protection models in the EU

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/06/2022 - 16:55

europa.eu (05.09.2022) The report examines long-term care systems for people aged 65 or above in the 27 EU Member States. It reveals that long-term care challenges have become increasingly salient in recent decades in EU Member States’ policy and political agendas. At the same time, in many countries long-term care policies and systems are still less developed than other social protection branches.

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european union
Global challenges
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Europe: National monitoring frameworks for public social spending - An analysis of policies in 35 countries

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/06/2022 - 16:48

europa.eu The report explores how 35 European countries monitor social spending through dedicated national frameworks, and investigates the processes assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of public social spending. While these are fairly diverse, the report identifies two broad categories of monitoring practices: within and separately from the overall public spending monitoring framework. The strengths of these frameworks include reliable, timely and precise indicators, mostly on levels of public social spending, as well as comprehensive centralised information systems.

Regions / Country
european union
Topics
Social Policies & Programmes
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France: Versement automatique des prestations sociales : des expérimentations prévues début 2023

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 15:40

rtl.fr (02.09.2022) Le ministre des Solidarités, Jean-Christophe Combe, veut revoir le mode de versement de certaines prestations sociales car il trouve "anomal que 30% des personnes qui ont droit à des aides ne les réclament pas".

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france
Topics
Cash transfers
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The expanding need for social protection in Jordan

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/05/2022 - 15:35

ammannet.net (05/09/2022) Over the past years Jordan has been facing many challenges including a substantial population increase that includes many refugees; lower rates of economic growth; rising public debt, unemployment and poverty; the COVID-19 pandemic; and challenging geopolitical regional events.  Expectedly social protection has moved into the centre of the policy agenda.   This Policy Brief discusses Jordan’s expanding needs for social protection as well as the need for structural reforms.

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jordan
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