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SOCIAL SAFETY NET [1 record]

Record 1 2008-09-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Social Security and Employment Insurance
CONT

Provincial and municipal social assistance programs, often called Canada's social security "safety net", are designed to provide income to meet the cost of basic requirements of a single person or a family when all other financial resources have been exhausted.

CONT

"Because there's one thing out there in the country: People want fairness and equity and balance and reasonableness. But they will not accept being asked to pay for a social net that turns into a hammock".

CONT

Government should save its resources for those who genuinely need a public safety net.

Key term(s)
  • provincial social assistance program
  • municipal social assistance program

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sécurité sociale et assurance-emploi
DEF

Ensemble des mécanismes de prévoyance collective qui permettent aux individus ou aux ménages de faire face financièrement aux conséquences des risques sociaux, à savoir des situations pouvant provoquer une baisse des ressources ou une hausse des dépenses (vieillesse, maladie, invalidité, chômage, charges de famille, etc.).

CONT

Les programmes provinciaux et municipaux d'assistance sociale, souvent appelés le «filet de sécurité» du système de sécurité sociale du Canada, visent à assurer un revenu permettant à une personne seule ou à une famille d'assumer les coûts de ses besoins essentiels quand toutes les autres ressources financières ont été épuisées.

CONT

En Colombie, Ernesto Samper veut créer un filet social pour les plus démunis.

CONT

En Italie, la famille est le principal amortisseur social dans la crise du chômage.

Key term(s)
  • programme provincial d'assistance sociale
  • programme municipal d'assistance sociale

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Seguridad social y seguro de desempleo
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