About - History

“Barbados’ social security system was set up on June 5, 1967”


The development of Barbados’ social security scheme in 1967 had its origins in the late 19th century. This section highlights major timelines in the growth of national social security, from the passing of the Poor Law Relief Act in 1880 to the creation of the Maternity Grant in 1985.

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• Before the social security scheme 
• Creation of the scheme .