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

  • Yanzhong Wang

About this book


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.


Social Security in China Basic Rural Medical Security System in China Equitable Distribution Social Welfare System Medical Security System Re-distribution Effect Health Problems and Health Equality Government social security expenditure

Authors and affiliations

  • Yanzhong Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Ethnology and AnthropologyChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Social Sciences Academic Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5642-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5643-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6866
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6874
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