What Governments Do 7

Some governments favor social protections for their citizens: maternity, paternity, unemployment compensation, disability payments, or social security retirement benefits. Most of the low-income countries do not have such programs or have them only on paper. The importance of retirement benefits varies of course with the elderly share of the population.

  • Click here to explore the elderly share of populations around the world.

Excerpted from What Should Governments Do for Us?

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