The Social Insurance System in the US: Policies to Protect Workers and Families

Published By
The Brookings Institution

This report examines the U.S. social insurance system as a whole as well as its component parts, providing an overview of major federal programs in the areas of education and workforce development, health, income support, nutrition, and housing. It provides an explanation of the organization of the social insurance system, how eligibility is determined and delivered, and how it affects poverty and inequality. 

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Connect Systems to Help People Access Social Services
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 10/28/2021

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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
Published on 04/20/2021