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The Role and Nature of Non-Contributory Social Security in the Design of Social Protection Strategies for Older People in DCs

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  • Roddy McKinnon

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  • Roland Sigg,

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Non-contributory social security is increasingly attracting the attention of developing country policymakers and observers, not least as a mechanism to help address the perceived failure of contributory social security to reduce poverty in developing countries. This development is most visible in relation to non-contributory social security's role in contributing to meeting the immediate cash income needs of a growing number of unprotected older (and disabled) people. Despite the opportunities for extending social security coverage and reducing poverty presented by non-contributory programmes, the insertion of such programmes, for instance, within developing country social protection strategies, presents fundamental challenges in terms of how social security, henceforth, should be organised, financed and administered. Not only do these challenges have implications for the global normative basis of social security but they also present the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and other organisations involved in international social security debates with important pointers regarding how the existing coverage gap in social security could be filled. [DSA 2003 Conference paper]

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  • Roddy McKinnon & Roland Sigg,, 2006. "The Role and Nature of Non-Contributory Social Security in the Design of Social Protection Strategies for Older People in DCs," Working Papers id:525, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:525
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    2. Robert Holzmann & Steen Jørgensen, 2001. "Social Risk Management: A New Conceptual Framework for Social Protection, and Beyond," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 8(4), pages 529-556, August.
    3. Armando Barrientos, 2002. "Old age, poverty and social investment," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(8), pages 1133-1141.
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    1. ¿Sirven las pensiones no contributivas?
      by Rosangela Bando in Hacia el desarrollo efectivo on 2014-06-10 16:00:43
    2. Development that Works: Do non-contributory pensions work?
      by Rosangela Bando in Eval Central on 2014-06-10 16:00:23

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    1. Galiani, Sebastian & Gertler, Paul & Bando, Rosangela, 2016. "Non-contributory pensions," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 47-58.
    2. Loumrhari, Ghizlan, 2016. "Pensions sociales et réduction de la pauvreté. Le cas du Maroc
      [Social pensions and reduction of the poverty. The case of Morocco]
      ," MPRA Paper 74076, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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