Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment Relationship
Series Subtitle:
WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No 10
Lund, Francie.
March, 2009
Publication Type:
Working Papers

Social Protection, Citizenship and the Employment RelationshipThis paper addresses the issues of social protection, citizenship and the employment relationship, through the lens of South Africa.


It argues that, while the focus on cash transfers as sound economic investment is to be welcomed, a parallel and complementary policy arena needs to explore how to secure more responsibility from owners of capital for workers’ welfare. Without this, the growing citizen-state axis of social policy is likely to result, in richer and in poorer states, in further declining employment security for growing numbers of people.


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