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The Origin of Social Security

January 24, 2023 | by Koen Vleminckx, SOCIEUX+ Knowledge Development Coordinator
While the concept of social security was not an American idea, the term “social security” was first coined by an American, Abraham “Abe” Epstein, a national leader in the social welfare movement in the first half of the 20th century.