Social security is a major institution of all industrialized societies. Its
purpose is to protect the population from serious health and financial risk.
to achieve this goal, social security law regulates the relations between
enterprises and other economic entities on the one hand, and families and
individuals on the other. This regulation is typically accomplished through a
complex network of public and private institutions operating under national
law. This set in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws provides in-depth
information and guidance on the social security schemes in different
countries. The legal mechanics of the following areas of social protection are
covered in each monograph: health care; employment injuries and occupational
diseases; sickness benefits (incapacity to work); pensions (invalidity, old
age, survivors); unemployment (provision of work, benefits); family benefits.
Each national monograph follows a similar outline, so the often significant
differences between national social security systems are clearly delineated.
Each essay describes the field of application, the conditions for entitlement,
the calculation of benefits, the financing, and the institutional framework.
Law enforcement, controls, and appeals receive special attention. A group of
international monographs explains the role of international organizations in
setting norms for social security systems, and in coordinating existing
systems in cases involving migrant workers and others to whom more than one
national scheme may apply. An international social security law Codex provides
the main international texts, in English, that regulate social security in the
industrialized nations. A volume of case law, currently containing English
texts of relevant cases from the Court of Justice of the EC, will when
completed include important jurisprudence of various international courts,
with introductory notes. For each country or organization covered the work
provides: List of Abbreviations Preface General Introduction Selected
Bibliography Part I: The Institutions 1. Public Institutions 2. Position and
Competence of the Public Institutions 3. Private Institutions Part II:
Contribution and Financing 1. Contribution Regulation for Employees 2.
Contributions for Public Sector Workers 3. Contributions for the Self-Employed
4. Other Contributions 5. Government Funding Part III: Health Care 1. Field of
Application 2. Benefits 3. Conditions Part IV: Family Allowances 1. Field of
Application 2. Dependent Children 3. Amount of the Benefit 4. Payment Part V:
Incapacity to Work 1. Field of Application 2. Benefits 3. Certification of
Incapacity to Work 4. Benefits 5. Conditions 6. Accumulation Rules Part VI:
Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases 1. Field of Application 2.
Concept of 'Industrial Accident' 3. Concept of 'Occupational Disease' 4.
Medical Care 5. Incapacity to Work 6. Death 7. Prevention of Occupational
Diseases 8. Supplementary Benefits 9. No-Fault Insurance 10. Civil Liability
11. Accumulation Rules Part VII: Unemployment 1. Provision of Work 2.
Unemployment Benefit Part VIII: Pensions 1. Pensions for Wage-Earners 2.
Pensions for the Self-Employed 3. Guaranteed Income for Old Persons Part IX:
Handicapped Persons 1. Social Integration 2. Financial Allowances for the
Handicapped Part X: Minimum Income Benefit 1. Beneficiaries 2. Conditions 3.
Amount of the Benefit 4. Claim and Administration 5. Reclaiming of Benefits
Paid Part XI: Claims and Adjudication 1. Claims 2. Adjudication Index
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FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board. Encyclopaedias and Editors.
Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Curriculum Vitae of the
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors. Introducing the International
Encyclopaedia of Social Security Law. Curriculum Vitae of the Editor.
INTERNATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: Council of Europe, by Dr. S.G. Nagel. European
Union, by Dr. F. Pennings. International Labour Organization, by Dr. H.G.
Bartolomei de la Cruz.
NATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: Belgium, by Prof. J. van Langendonck. Bulgaria, by Prof.
Dr. V. Mratchkov. China, by Dr. Yansui Yang. Czech Republic, by Troster and
Vysokajova. Hungary, by Prof. Dr. O. Czúcz. India, by D. Saini. Israel, by M.
Goldberg. Japan, by Prof. S. Oka. Kenya, by Dr. V.W. Mucai-Kattambo and Dr. B.
Sihanya. Morocco, by Prof. A. Boudahrain. The Netherlands, by Prof. L.J.M. de
Leede and Dr. J.J.A. Kooijman. New Zealand, by Prof. W.R. Atkin. Poland, by
Prof. A. Swiatkowski. Romania, by Prof. S. Ghimpu and Prof. A. Athanasiu.
Spain. Sweden, by Prof. L. Westerhäll. Tunisia, by Prof. A. Boudahrain. United
Kingdom, by Prof. M. Partington. United States of America, by Prof. S.L.
CODEX, by Dr. F. Pennings.
CASE LAW, by Dr. F. Pennings.