Definition of social insurance in English:

social insurance

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[mass noun]
  • A system of compulsory contribution to enable the provision of state assistance in sickness, unemployment, etc..
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    • It must be remembered that social security was designed as social insurance for exactly these workers.
    • The idea of social insurance against risk is quite compatible with a dynamic, free-market economy.
    • He added that related mechanisms, such as social insurance and unemployment benefits are also being strengthened to build a comprehensive job-safety net.

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