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Reforming the Welfare System in the People’s Republic of China. Asian Development Review, Vol. 25(1-2), pp. 58-80

dc.contributor.authorMai Lu
dc.contributor.authorMingliang Feng
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the recent progress in welfare system reforms in the People’s Republic of China and looks at the experiences of Japan and Republic of Korea in establishing their modern welfare systems. The paper highlights three priorities for further reform of the People’s Republic of China welfare system. The first is to reduce its dualistic nature by eliminating differences between urban and rural areas in policies, institutional arrangements, coverage, and welfare provisions. The second is to rationalize government social security and welfare expenditures. The third is to rationalize the overall management of the welfare system by (i) reforming the existing compartmentalized government administration of urban cities and rural areas; (ii) encouraging better coordination among various government agencies involved in policy making and administration of the welfare system; and (iii) making the targeting of poverty reduction and social welfare programs more effective.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.o IGO
dc.titleReforming the Welfare System in the People’s Republic of China. Asian Development Review, Vol. 25(1-2), pp. 58-80
dc.subject.adbPoverty reduction
dc.subject.adbUrban Policy
dc.subject.adbSocial Welfare
dc.subject.adbPoverty Alleviation
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Review
dc.title.volumeVolume 25, Number 1-2, pp. 58-80
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.themeSmall Medium Business
oar.authorLu, Mai
oar.authorFeng, Mingliang

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    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and its mission to reduce poverty across Asia and the Pacific.

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