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Pension Reform in China: Challenges and Opportunities

Citation

Cai, Yong & Cheng, Yuan (2014). Pension Reform in China: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Economic Surveys, 28(4), 636-651.

Abstract

China's current segmented pension system features regional imbalance, fiscal inefficiency, social inequality and economic unsustainability. It is a result of three-decade evolution guided by vague long-term objectives, constrained by economic and political circumstances and swayed by interest-group infighting. Expecting rapid population ageing and economic transformation, China aims to establish a national pension system that provides ‘wide coverage, basic security, multi-level options and sustainability’ by 2020. The paper reviews the history of China's pension system, examines proposed reform options and discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by the reform.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12082

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2014

Journal Title

Journal of Economic Surveys

Author(s)

Cai, Yong
Cheng, Yuan