Sociology - Sociology
Social protection is a range of policies meant for the prevention, management, and overcoming of situations that adversely affect the well-being of individuals and families. It consists of programs designed to reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and vulnerability. The policies are undertaken by promoting efficient labour markets, diminishing exposure to risks, and enhancing the capacity to manage economic and social risks. These risks include unemployment, sickness, disability and old age. Labour market interventions, social insurance and social assistance are the most common types of social protection. The objective of this book is to give a general view of the different areas of social protection, and its applications. It provides significant information of this discipline to help develop a good understanding of the challenges, responses and impacts of social protection. Those with an interest in this field would find this book helpful.