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

  • Discusses several major issues in the reform and development of China’s social security system

  • Puts forward feasible policy suggestions for establishing a more equitable social security system in China

  • Suggests measures for establishing a new rural medical security system

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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

  1. 1.The Institute of Ethnology and AnthropologyChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Security in China: On the Possibility of Equitable Distribution in the Middle Kingdom
  • Authors Yanzhong Wang
  • Series Title Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5643-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Social Sciences Academic Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5642-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5451-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5643-7
  • Series ISSN 2363-6866
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-6874
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Social Sciences Academic Press, China
  • Topics Social Policy
    Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice/Political Economy
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