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Global social policy in the makingThe foundations of the social protection floor$
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Bob Deacon

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447312338

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.001.0001

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The development of the SPF Recommendation

The development of the SPF Recommendation

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(p.37) Three The development of the SPF Recommendation
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Global social policy in the making
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Bob Deacon

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447312338.003.0003

This chapter describes the development of the Social Protection Floor concept. It ranges from initial conceptualization in 2000, in the context of debates about the need for a global social floor, through to its being accepted as ILO policy. It examines how, en route to acceptance, compromises had to be made and changes in thinking introduced. These shifts included the change in the SPF being a defined benefit package to a set of guarantees to be ensured by governments in ways they see fit; the move from the SPF being a global social floor to being a set of national social protection floors and from it being a global social contract to something which would be essentially a national responsibility. The question is also addressed as to whether the SPF would primarily concern social transfers or access to services.

Keywords:   Global Social Floor, Social Protection Floor, Benefit Package, Social Transfers, Global Social Contract

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