Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia

Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia

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This book focuses on relatively unexplored areas in pension and health care arrangements, including financing, in East Asia. The book aims to fill the literature gap on social protection in East Asia by covering issues such as pension and health care arrangements in the depopulating high income countries of Japan and Korea; the challenges of the pay-out phase in Defined Contribution (DC) arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore; and the extension of coverage of social protection schemes in China, India, and Indonesia. It also reviews social protection from a much wider perspective and extends coverage of social protection in terms of both the proportion of the population with access to the social protection scheme and the types of risks faced by the households and by society as a whole. The book also gives attention to reforms of civil service pensions.A brief examination of the public debt levels and overall fiscal deficits in the three countries suggests relatively limited fiscal space for higher levels of government expenditure. This lends additional urgency to reforming civil service pensions in these three Asian countries. ... The analysis also has scope for parametric reforms in the traditional civil service schemes. The Philippines Unlike in India and Thailand, pension arrangements for civil servants and for private sector workers in theanbsp;...

Title:Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia
Author:Mukul G. Asher, Fukunari Kimura
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-10


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