A review of income transfers to disabled and long term sick people in seven case study countries and implications for South Africa

NOBLE, Michael
Publication Date 
April 2006
48 p

This resource examines seven international case studies of state income maintenance policies for individuals who are disabled or long-term sick in order to analyze the current debates in South Africa surrounding the Disability Grant. The countries are: India, Mexico, USA, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, and Canada. The purpose is to provide an overview of the various benefits and the nature of social security coverage for disabled people and chronically sick individuals in each country. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in social protection, public policy and disability

Document No:
Working Paper Number 5
Regional Focus 
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