Icon Our WorkThe Seven Deadly Myths of Social Protection

Senior Social Policy Specialist Nicholas Freeland writes about the myths of social protection in edition 10 of our Pathways Perspectives.

Our paper aims to dispel some of the more common myths about social security systems in developing countries. By clarifying two distinct ideologies, the neo-liberal ‘tea party’ approach, and the universalist approach, the paper takes each deadly sin and myth in turn.

Nicholas Freeland graduated from the esoterically-named ‘School of Arts and Humanities’ at Cambridge many years ago. This is the first time he has been able to combine the two disciplines in a single article.

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