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Eligibility thresholds for minimum living guarantee programs : international practices and implications for China (English)

Using a simple framework, this paper discusses the underlying reason of the variation of threshold level in developed countries, from the least generous 20 percent to around 60 percent of median wage, with an average of 35 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83118 NOV 01, 2013

Umapathi, Nithin; Wang, Dewen; O'Keefe, Philip

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)

This paper first reviews the history of social insurance policy and coverage in urban China, documenting the evolution in the coverage of pensions and medical and unemployment insurance for both local residents and migrants, and highlighting obstacles to expanding coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6497 JUN 01, 2013

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

China's pension system : a vision (English)

China is at a critical juncture in its economic transition. A comprehensive reform of its pension and social security systems is an essential element of a strategy aimed toward achieving a harmonious society and sustainable development. ... See More +

Publication 75730 JAN 01, 2013

Dorfman, Mark C.; Holzmann, Robert; Hinz, Richard; Wang, Dewen; Sin, Yvonne; O'Keefe, Philip

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)

This paper outlines the history of social insurance policies and coverage in urban China, and uses administrative data to document evolution in the coverage of pensions, medical and unemployment insurance for both local urban residents and migrants. ... See More +

Working Paper 78180 JUN 05, 2012

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (English)

Although average incomes in China have risen dramatically since the 1980s, concerns are increasing that the rural elderly have not benefited from growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. ... See More +

Publication 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Fang; O'Keefe, Philip Chinese

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects (Chinese)

Although average incomes in China have risen dramatically since the 1980s, concerns are increasing that the rural elderly have not benefited from growth to the same extent as younger people and the urban elderly. ... See More +

Publication 67522 MAR 13, 2012

Cai, Fang; Giles, John; O'Keefe, Philip; Wang, Dewen English

The labor supply and retirement behavior of China's older workers and elderly in comparative perspective (English)

This paper highlights the employment patterns of China's over-45 population and, for perspective, places them in the context of work and retirement patterns in Indonesia, Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5853 OCT 01, 2011

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Wei

Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration (English)

This paper shows that support from the family continues to be an important source of support for the rural elderly, particularly the rural elderly over 70 years of age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5510 DEC 01, 2010

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Zhao, Changbao