Introduction to European social security law, 2nd ed.

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Publication Date 1998
ISBN 90-411-1033-X
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Book abstract:

The social security law of the European Union (EU) has become of vital significance to persons living or working in EU Member States. The creation of the European Economic Area and the start of the task of accession of the candidate members have further increased its impact.

This book describes EU social security law, beginning with rules relevant to migrant workers. Coverage includes Regulations 1408/71 and 574/72 and the case law of the Court of Justice of the EC. The book analyses the contributions of these judgments to the development of co-ordination law and to the realisation of the objective of free movement of workers.

The second part of the book focuses on harmonisation initiatives, both generally and in the context of specific areas of development. The law on equal treatment of men and women is a particularly active part of EU social security law. The Court of Justice has issued several main decisions on the subject (the Barber judgment, for example). This book will enable the reader to understand the recent developments and to grasp the present state of the law.

A separate chapter analyses the fight against poverty as an objective of EU social security law and the instruments developed for this purpose.

Pennings, Frans
Introduction to European social security law, 2nd ed.
Studies in Social Policy, No.2
Kluwer Law International, 1998
ISBN: 90-411-1033-X
Price: £68.00

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