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entitlements

the rights to social welfare payments and provision which exist in most modern societies for all CITIZENS, but which are also the subject of dispute. For example, L. Mead (Beyond Entitlements, 1985) has argued that one-sided talk of entitlements has led to the neglect of‘obligations’. All Western capitalist states have experienced problems in sustaining both welfare provision and ‘capitalist accumulation’ (see FISCAL CRISIS IN THE CAPITALIST STATE, CULTURAL CONTRADICTIONS OF CAPITALISM, LEGITIMATION CRISIS, THATCHERISM). On the other hand, there are many who argue that a recognition of the rights of all citizens and workers to basic entitlements at a high minimum level (i.e. a new SOCIAL CONTRACT) is essential if the modern conception of CITIZENSHIP and CITIZEN RIGHTS is to be maintained and extended. See also UNDERCLASS.
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The workers who appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to release their entitlements, accused the minister of sitting on their entitlements deliberately while she is busy paying other groups.
He further explained that it has been definitely highlighted that how dangerous entitlement and hostile sexism can be in men and benevolent sexism can produce gender inequality.
The report details vendors progress in modernizing their licensing and entitlement management with automated systems, and the consequences of failing to do so.
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The Entitlement Offer is now open to all eligible shareholders, including the institutional and corporate holders who were not able to participate in the accelerated offer or only partly subscribed.
They also measured the Big Five factors of personality, trait anger, narcissistic entitlement, as well as psychological entitlement.
Apart from the debate over changing levels of academic entitlement, there is the more basic issue of how to measure this construct, and the more important question of how sense of entitlement intersects with learning.
Most entitlement spending bypasses the annual appropriations process altogether and is funded by permanent or multiyear appropriations in substantive law.
So when a couple of your employees tell you that they are saving up for a wedding or a deposit on a house and suggest they save you the cost of a temp by working through their holiday and getting paid in lieu of their holiday entitlement that may seem like a win-win situation for all.
It obliges member states to take the measures necessary to ensure an annual paid leave of at least four weeks to all workers and states that this entitlement can be replaced by an allowance only on termination of an employment relationship (including retirement).
They all make up the entitlement overhang, and they are what is driving us off the deficit cliff.