Faculty Publications

Title

The social security system of the Federal Republic of Germany

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Social Service Review

Volume

54

Issue

1

First Page

108

Last Page

123

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1980

DOI of published version

10.1086/643807

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