The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to social security, including social insurance. Various European states developed social security protections in the nineteenth century, followed by many Latin American states in the early twentieth century. The earliest modern form of social security was social insurance, by which workers and employers paid co-contributions with employers to finance sickness insurance and workers’ compensation,1 occasionally supplemented by the state. Social insurance was thus originally linked to labour...
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