China's Pension Reforms: Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

China's Pension Reforms

Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China, 1st Edition

By Ke Meng


254 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic transformations. The book takes a unique approach by looking at political institutions of the Chinese state and the changing conditions of the Chinese economy, which rarely receive proper treatment in the current analysis of China’s pension reforms.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Learning about China through its Pension Reforms

2. Explaining Pension Reform in China: The Relevance of Welfare State Development Theories

3. Political Institutions, Economic Conditions, and Pension Policy in China: A Theoretical Argument

4. Research Methodology: How do we Study China (And its Pension System)

5. The Economic Story: How does the Chinese Pension System Help Economic Growth Through Skill Formation and Labour Retention

6. The Political Story: How do Chinese Political Institutions Shape the Pension System?

7. Conclusion: Economic Rebalancing and the Future of China’s Pension System

About the Author

Ke Meng is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University.

About the Series

China Policy Series

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures.  It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General