The social security system of the Federal Republic of Germany
Social Service Review
This article summarizes the major provisions of the West German social security system, briefly outlining coverage, funding sources, and unique features of insurance programs concerned with old age, invalidity and death, sickness and maternity, work injury, and unemployment. The universal program of family allowance and the means-tested program of social aid are also reviewed.
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DOI of published version
Eska, B., "The social security system of the Federal Republic of Germany" (1980). Faculty Publications. 4964.