Preface. Abbreviations. 1. An Overview of the History of Dutch Social Security. 2. The Impact of International Conventions on Dutch Social Security. 3. Overview of the Dutch System of Social Security. 4. Overview of Employees' Insurance Schemes. 5. Sickness Benefits and Maternity Benefits. 6. Disability Benefits. 7. Unemployment Benefits. 8. General Characteristics of National Insurance Schemes. 9. Old Age Pensions. 10. Survivor's Benefits. 11. Family Allowances. 12. Compensation for Medical Costs. 13. Subsistence Benefits. 14. Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.