News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
15 May 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

In Spain, the government introduced a significant number of social security measures to mitigate the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19. The National Social Security Institute (INSS) and the General Treasury of Social Security (TGSS) have played a key role in implementing these measures

Published:
9 April 2020
Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

The self-employed are a key pillar of economic activity in many countries. While often belonging to lower income groups, their social security protection is usually significantly less comprehensive than the one provided to employees. Due to the coronavirus crisis, many governments have taken