The "X component" in Shanghai's social security reforms

Davies, Gloria, Nielsen, Ingrid, Nyland, Chris, Smyth, Russell, Zhu, Cherrie and Zhu, Judith 2009, The "X component" in Shanghai's social security reforms, International social security review, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 31-54, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-246X.2009.01328.x.

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Title The "X component" in Shanghai's social security reforms
Author(s) Davies, Gloria
Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid
Nyland, Chris
Smyth, Russell
Zhu, Cherrie
Zhu, Judith
Journal name International social security review
Volume number 62
Issue number 2
Start page 31
End page 54
Total pages 24
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2009-04
ISSN 0020-871X
Keyword(s) People's Republic of China
Scope of coverage
Social insurance
Social security reform
Summary In 2003, the Shanghai Bureau of Labour and Social Security launched the zhenbao (town insurance) programme, now widely known as 25 plus X. This scheme is regarded as an important experiment in social security reform and has been lauded for extending social security to areas where previously only segments of the population had mandatory coverage. Using data from 103,000 individuals enrolled in 25 plus X, we examine the extent to which the scheme represents an extension in social security coverage. Our analysis suggests that while it does represent an extension of benefits for some, for many it represents a considerable dilution in benefits. © 2009 The author(s). Journal compilation © 2009 International Social Security Association.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-246X.2009.01328.x
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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