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Safety Nets: An International Comparison

Safety Nets: An International Comparison 838824 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019838824New Labor ForumValente research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 44 –50 Safety Nets: An International Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Comparison sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019838824 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019838824 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Samantha Valente Keywords social welfare, social protections, social security, health insurance, paternity leave, economics According to the International Labour the lowest, Switzerland at 16 percent. The Organization website, only 27 percent of the United States and Switzerland are tied as the global population has adequate access to social countries with the second highest level of pri- protection programs and more than half the vate spending on social services, at 12 percent, 1 7 world’s population does not have access at all. In directly behind the Netherlands at 13 percent. industrially developed countries, social protec- In keeping with its tendency to rely on the pri- tion systems or “safety nets” are common pro- vate sector to ameliorate hardships, the U.S. grams created to prevent poverty, reduce social government spends below average on unem- and economic inequality, and provide access to ployment insurance, disability insurance, and healthcare and education. Among these nations, worker compensation. It is also the country there is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Safety Nets: An International Comparison

New Labor Forum , Volume 28 (2): 7 – May 1, 2019

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838824 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019838824New Labor ForumValente research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 44 –50 Safety Nets: An International Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Comparison sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019838824 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019838824 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Samantha Valente Keywords social welfare, social protections, social security, health insurance, paternity leave, economics According to the International Labour the lowest, Switzerland at 16 percent. The Organization website, only 27 percent of the United States and Switzerland are tied as the global population has adequate access to social countries with the second highest level of pri- protection programs and more than half the vate spending on social services, at 12 percent, 1 7 world’s population does not have access at all. In directly behind the Netherlands at 13 percent. industrially developed countries, social protec- In keeping with its tendency to rely on the pri- tion systems or “safety nets” are common pro- vate sector to ameliorate hardships, the U.S. grams created to prevent poverty, reduce social government spends below average on unem- and economic inequality, and provide access to ployment insurance, disability insurance, and healthcare and education. Among these nations, worker compensation. It is also the country there is a

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Published: May 1, 2019

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