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Social Security and Economic Development: Lessons from Other Countries and Emergence of a Modern Social Security System in China - An Introduction

IJED, Vol. 1 No. 4, (1999)

This symposium focuses on the social security and welfare system in China. The essays in this collective research study various aspects of the change and reform of China’s social security as a result of economic transformation in the nation. The authors cover a wide spectrum of issues, such as the social and political rationale of social security reform in China, the Western experience and lessons for China, pension and unemployment insurance, old age family insurance, labor migration and social security, and urban health care. These studies intend to help understand the process and problem in China’s social security reform as well as revealing policy implications.

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