Income Protection Policies
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center analyzed data from relevant legislation and details of social security systems drawn from the following sources as of March 2012:
If the sources mentioned above did not have recent data on minimum wage rates, information was drawn from the U.S. Department of State’s Human Rights Reports.
All data about minimum wage policies were based on information relevant to the years 2010 and 2011.
Only family benefits provided on a statutory basis—that is, established by law - are captured; because data sources offer very limited detail on non-statutory programs (and by definition there are no legislative documents that detail them), these were not included.
For details on the variables included in this category, please see WORLD global maps on Income.
For more information about WORLD’s approach to building globally comparative databases on policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity, please visit our Methodology page.
Constitutional Protections for Income Protection
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center analyzed national constitutional texts in force as of May 2017.
Why consider constitutions?
Governments establish human rights through national and sub-national legislation, targeted programs and policies, and national constitutions. Among these tools, constitutions fulfill several unique and important functions: