The Seven Deadly Myths of Social Protection: Pathways’ Perspective #10

Senior Social Policy Specialist Nicholas Freeland writes about the myths of social protection.

Perpective #10 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.


While Development Pathways may not necessarily agree with the views of the authors, we believe it is important to give people space to express their opinions.

About the Author

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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