1st Edition

Constructing a Social Welfare System for All in China

ISBN 9780415675291
Published April 13, 2011 by Routledge
352 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

USD $49.95

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Book Description

China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it should develop. This book sets out the general objectives, principles and framework of a proposed new social welfare system for China, putting forward relevant policy recommendations. It provides a comprehensive overview of China’s current welfare services, including retirement pensions, education, health, employment, housing and social security payments, and goes on to cost the proposed new social welfare system and assess the government’s capacity for implementing it. It shows how the new system will, within an integrated framework, provide comprehensive welfare for all, including rural and urban citizens, migrant workers and disadvantaged groups such as rural and urban poor. It also shows how the new system will aim to balance economic and social development whilst maintaining China’s high economic growth rate, increasing domestic demand and promoting economic restructuring.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Basic principles and overall framework for a ‘developmental social welfare system’  3. Social welfare systems in the world  4.A welfare system with coverage for all rural migrant workers  5. Old-age security systems  6. Health Security  7. Education Security  8. Employment Security  9. Housing Security  10. Basic living allowance system  11. Social welfare systems for special groups  12. Public funding of social welfare programs  13. Policy recommendations

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China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) is a civic, nationwide non-profit organization founded on the initiative of the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council. The mission of the Foundation is to advance good governance and public policy to promote economic development and social progress in China.