Social Security in China: On the Possibility of Equitable Distribution in the Middle Kingdom

This book reviews the development of China’s social security system from 1949 onwards and analyzes its features in each stage. By emphasizing the role of the social security system in regulating income distribution, it points out some problems in the current social security framework that are becomi...

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Main Author: Wang, Yanzhong
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore Springer Singapore 2017, 2017
Edition:1st ed. 2017
Series:Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book reviews the development of China’s social security system from 1949 onwards and analyzes its features in each stage. By emphasizing the role of the social security system in regulating income distribution, it points out some problems in the current social security framework that are becoming apparent as the income gap continues to grow. It proposes various measures such as intensifying the reform of the social insurance fund, expanding old age insurance coverage, promoting health equality, and establishing a new rural medical security system that could be employed to improve the system’s equitability, sustainability, and inclusivity
Physical Description:XVII, 168 p. 4 illus online resource
ISBN:9789811056437