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Security, Social (Germany)
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[German Version]

The main pillars of Germany’s social security system are the benefits guaranteeing basic subsistence for the unemployed who are not eligible for unemployment insurance, family support, and statutory social security. As basic security, needy individuals unable to work receive social assistance (formerly called social welfare); needy individuals who are able to work receive unemployment benefit II (formerly unemployment assistance). These new regulations came into effect on Jan 1, 2005. Because the goal is to ensure a minimum subsistenc…

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Cansier, Dieter, “Security, Social (Germany)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025517>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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