Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Whither China?Restarting the Reform Agenda$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Wu Jinglian and Ma Guochuan

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190223151

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223151.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 11 December 2019

The Long and Bumpy Road to a Social-Security System

The Long and Bumpy Road to a Social-Security System

Chapter:
(p.194) Dialogue 14 The Long and Bumpy Road to a Social-Security System
Source:
Whither China?
Author(s):

Wu Jinglian

Ma Guochuan

Xiaofeng Hua

Nancy Hearst

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223151.003.0014

The least successful of China’s reforms is that of the social-security system. The economic progress gradually revealed the serious defects of the old social-security system that had been modeled after the Soviet system. A 1993 decision provided for universal social-security coverage, individual accounts for a basic pension system and a basic healthcare system, and administration separate from the operation of the funds. However, these reforms face difficulties in terms of providing pensions for older workers. The healthcare difficulties are due to insufficient services, and the unemployment regulations, which primarily cover the state and collective sectors, leave private-sector employees and the self-employed without unemployment benefits.

Keywords:   Chapter social-security reform, healthcare reform, pension reform, pay as you go, individual accounts, universal social security

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .