Liechtenstein - Social development

There is a universal pension system covering all residents, employed persons, and self-employed individuals. It is funded primarily by the government along with contributions from employees and employers. It provides benefits for old age, disability, and survivorship. A social insurance system and universal medical coverage provides sickness and maternity benefits. All residents and persons employed in Liechtenstein are entitled to medical coverage. Work injury and unemployment insurance are provided to all employed persons. There is a family allowance based on number of children and a birth grant provided to all residents and non-resident workers.

Equality for women is protected by law, and several groups monitor and promote women's rights. An equal opportunity law addresses workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. Domestic violence laws have been enacted and are actively implemented. The government ratified the UN Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Human rights are fully respected in Liechtenstein.

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