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National insurance   /nˈæʃənəl ɪnʃˈʊrəns/   Listen
National insurance

Social insurance program in Britain; based on contributions from employers and employees; provides payments to unemployed and sick and retired people as well as medical services.

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"National insurance" Quotes from Famous Books

... That duty is to render it impossible for any enemy or combination of enemies to interrupt our supply of food or whatever else is necessary for our well-being."—The "Times" on Sir George Tryon's Scheme for National Insurance of Shipping in ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, September 13, 1890 • Various

... discourage and restrain the incapable. Some of these proposals, such as the offering of a premium by the State for healthy children, or endowing mothers as public functionaries, are not widely approved, but Great Britain in a National Insurance Act in 1911 included the provision of maternity benefits in recognition of the mother's contribution to the citizenship of the nation. Restrictive laws have been passed by certain of the States in America, ...
— Society - Its Origin and Development • Henry Kalloch Rowe

Words linked to "National insurance" :   social insurance

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