Society has decided that individuals need financial protection against difficulties surrounding aging, poor health, and work challenges. Social insurance programs financed by workers and employers represent the decision to confront these problems as a society. Social insurance research draws on a wide variety of skills, combining data collection, analysis, economic theory, and law. The Social Insurance Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Social Insurance scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Topics pertinent to social insurance can span across multiple research areas within SSRN including Corporate Governance and Legal Studies. Tapping into early-stage research allows better exploration of current generational topics.