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16 Types of Economic Security

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Economic security is the resilience of the systems that provide a nation, region, community, individual or family with a basic standard of living. This implies management of risk and the design of systems to endure stress. The following are common types of economic security.

Water Security

The resilience of systems that provide water for human well-being and economic production. This includes access to water and management of risks such as water pollution and water-related disasters including floods.

Food Security

Access to a stable and adequate supply of nutritious food for everyone in a community. Management of risks to the food supply such as the risk of a supply chain disruption. For example, a region that grows much of its food locally is more resilient to a dispute that shuts down trade.

Air Quality

Communities with clean air and a low risk of an air quality emergency.

Energy Security

Energy security such as a local system of distributed electricity production based on renewable energy.

Shelter

Access to shelter and management of risks to shelter such as disasters. For example, a city where everyone has sufficient shelter that is engineered to be resilient to fire, earthquakes and floods.

Hygiene

Basic standards of hygiene such as management of waste. Management of risks to hygiene such as disasters.

Basic Income

Social programs that provide a livable sum of money to all or to all that are in need.

Public Services

Provisioning of essential public services such as healthcare.

Employment

Economic systems that provide a stable system of employment.

Transportation

Transportation systems and urban environments that aren't easily disrupted.

Economic Stability

Managing the risks of an economic failure such as a recession, depression or period of high inflation or deflation.

Wealth, Debt & Liquidity

The ability of a nation, region, city, community, individual or family to meet its fixed expenses in the short and long term.

Financial Stability

The resilience of financial systems. For example, a banking system with adequate reserves and systems for managing risk.

Markets

The resilience of markets such as regulations that guarantee free competition.

Physical Security

Measures to protect people and property from physical harm such as a justice system that protects people from crime and infrastructure that protects people from natural disasters.

Information Security

The security of technology that underlies critical systems such as financial institutions, public services, infrastructure and production.
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The resilience of the systems that provide a nation, region, community, individual or family with a basic standard of living.
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