Individualism & Social Welfare: An Analysis of the System of Social Security and Social Welfare in France

Individualism & Social Welfare: An Analysis of the System of Social Security and Social Welfare in France

Individualism & Social Welfare: An Analysis of the System of Social Security and Social Welfare in France

Individualism & Social Welfare: An Analysis of the System of Social Security and Social Welfare in France

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The interest in international relations has increased greatly during the past decades. We share with other countries the desire to gain a better understanding of the essential elements of our culture -- the economic and social fabric, the ideas and values of nations which have all become closer connected with one another through technical advances in communication, the expansion of world trade, and the exchange of scientific knowledge and cultural achievements all over this earth. Social welfare has contributed to this movement for international understanding and cooperation, together with the social sciences, economics, public administration, and international law. Social welfare and health services in all countries affect the daily life and well-being of individuals and peoples. They are based upon their culture, their political and social conditions, but they also influence the political and social structure, organization, and tendencies in these countries. The programs of social welfare and social security conserve, protect, and develop the human resources in each nation, and are interrelated to its political structure and its ideological development as well as to its economic and cultural life.

Planned international programs for the dissemination of knowledge and techniques in modern agriculture, industry, and other means of producing food, clothing, tools, and of eliminating hunger, disease, and suffering have been developed under the auspices of the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agricultural Organization, and the United Nations Children's Fund. They are supported by other international agencies and by numerous national projects and voluntary organizations. The rapid growth of scientific knowledge in medicine, public health, and chemistry, as well as in the social sciences, has caused a demand for an exchange of theoretical . . .

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