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Social Protection for Older Persons

Social Protection for Older Persons Author Sri Wening Handayani
ISBN-10 9789290927273
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 319
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The rising number of older persons in Asia has accentuated the importance of strengthening the systems of social protection in the region. This book examines the effectiveness and relevance of noncontributory or social pensions in supporting older persons in Asia. It discusses the political economy and financial sustainability of social pension reform, implications for gender equity and social rights, and design and implementation challenges. Case studies from Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam, and South Caucasus and Central Asia provide key lessons for informing development policy and practice in Asia and the Pacific.



Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia Author Sri Wening Handayani
ISBN-10 9789292575663
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 424
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This publication examines the need to expand social protection coverage of the informal sector to support working age productivity, reduce vulnerability, and improve economic opportunity. Case studies from Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand offer suggestions to close social protection gaps and recommend policy solutions to create equitable and inclusive social protection programs for informal workers.



Pension Systems and Old Age Income Support in East and Southeast Asia

Pension Systems and Old Age Income Support in East and Southeast Asia Author Donghyun Park
ISBN-10 9781136579394
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 272
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Old age income support will be one of the biggest social and economic challenges facing Asia in the twenty-first century. The growing spotlight on old age income support is largely due to exceptionally rapid population aging which is fundamentally reshaping Asia’s demographic profile. A young continent reaping the demographic dividend of a large youthful workforce is giving way to a greying continent where the ratio of retirees to workers is on the rise. In contrast to industrialized countries, most Asian countries do not yet have mature, well-functioning pension systems. As a result, they are ill prepared to provide economic security for the large number of retirees who loom on the region’s horizon. This book takes a close look at the pension systems of eight countries in East and Southeast Asia – namely, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – which encompass a wide range of income and development levels. The book provides a comprehensive overview of pension systems in the eight countries, including an in-depth diagnosis to identify their major weaknesses and shortcomings. On the basis of the diagnosis, the book sets forth concrete and specific policy options for reforming Asia’s pension systems. Many policy options for reform are country-specific. For example, a top priority in China is to extend the pension system to rural areas. At the same time, a number of reforms – such as the need to extend coverage – resonate across the entire region. Appropriate reform will enable the region’s pension systems to deliver affordable, adequate and sustainable old-age economic security.



Aging Economic Growth and Old age Security in Asia

Aging  Economic Growth  and Old age Security in Asia Author Donghyun Park
ISBN-10 9781781953600
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 195
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Population aging is perhaps the single biggest economic and social obstacle confronting AsiaÕs future. The region-wide demographic transition towards an older population is fundamentally reshaping the demographic landscape, and is giving rise to two key socio-economic challenges. This timely book provides an in-depth analysis of these challenges and presents concrete policy options for tackling them. First, the expert contributors argue, Asia must find ways to sustain rapid economic growth in the face of less favorable demographics, which implies slower growth of the workforce. Second, they contend, Asia must find ways to deliver affordable, adequate and sustainable old-age economic security for its growing elderly population. Underpinned by rigorous analysis, a wide range of concrete policy options for sustaining economic growth while delivering economic security for the elderly are then presented. These include Asia-wide policy options Ð relevant to the entire region Ð such as building up strong national pension systems, whilst other policy options are more relevant to sub-groups of countries. This stimulating and informative book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers with an interest in Asian studies, economics generally, and more specifically, public sector economics.



Ageing in Southeast and East Asia

Ageing in Southeast and East Asia Author Lee Hock Guan
ISBN-10 9789812307668
Release 2008
Pages 247
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Examines national ageing policies and programs, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population.



A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countries

A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countries Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264272262
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 80
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Over the past ten years economic growth in Asia has contributed to a reduction of poverty as well as fertility rates, and greater prosperity has contributed to gains in life expectancy.



Social Protection Goals in East Asia

Social Protection Goals in East Asia Author Mukul G. Asher
ISBN-10 9781351867771
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 238
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The book examines the conceptual, economic, and fiscal impact(s) of the Social Protection Floor (SPF) initiative of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) and other policy influencers by first critically examining the methodologies used by the international agencies to estimate the fiscal costs of designated minimum package(s) of social protection programs. The book also briefly reviews the methodologies used and usefulness of the Social Protection Index (SPI) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Second, the book analyses strategies and specific initiatives used by the selected East Asian countries (China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), designed to progress towards the social protection goals underlying the Social Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and endorsed by the countries covered in this book. Finally, the book provides a framework for generating fiscal space to fund the social protection programs and initiatives. The country chapters utilise this framework in the context of each specific country to suggest generating fiscal space.



The Social Protection Index

The Social Protection Index Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292541408
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 148
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Investments in social protection help to reduce poverty and vulnerability, and promote inclusive growth. This report analyzes comprehensive data on government social protection programs in 35 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The Social Protection Index---developed by the Asian Development Bank---helps to assess the nature and the effectiveness of these programs and to facilitate cross-country comparisons. It provides governments with policy-relevant data and analysis to inform decisions concerning the reform and expansion of social protection programs.



Pension Systems in East and Southeast Asia

Pension Systems in East and Southeast Asia Author Donghyun Park
ISBN-10 9789290927617
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 162
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Population aging poses two major challenges for Asian policy makers: (i) sustaining rapid economic growth in the face of less favorable demographic conditions; and (ii) providing affordable, adequate, sustainable old-age income support for a large and growing elderly population. This book explores the second issue by examining the pension systems of eight countries in East and Southeast Asia: the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It also puts forward both country-specific and region-wide reforms to address two critical areas of pension reform, namely, fairness and sustainability.



The State of Social Safety Nets 2015

The State of Social Safety Nets 2015 Author The World Bank
ISBN-10 9781464805431
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 182
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Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been under way in the developing and emerging world. Country after country are systematically providing noncontributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. Social safety nets or social transfers, as these are called, have spread rapidly from their early prominence in the middle-income countries of Latin America and Europe increasingly to nations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East-and today, more than 130 developing countries have made investments in social safety nets an important pillar of economic development policies. The State of Social Nets 2015 documents the state of the social safety net agenda in low- and middle-income countries. It compiles, analyses, and disseminates data and developments at the forefront of the social safety net agenda drawing heavily from the survey and administrative data in the World Bank's Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE), a comprehensive international database.



Social Protection Operational Plan 2014 2020

Social Protection Operational Plan 2014 2020 Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292544317
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 32
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This operational plan provides strategic directions for Asian Development Bank (ADB) support to its developing member countries to strengthen social protection systems. It aligns ADB's 2001 Social Protection Strategy with the inclusive growth agenda of Strategy 2020. The operational plan supports the development and integration of social protection components in key sectors, and institutional capacity building. It also promotes knowledge sharing, partnerships, and South-South cooperation on monitoring and reporting on social protection programs and trends in the Asia and Pacific region.



Closing the Coverage Gap

Closing the Coverage Gap Author Robert Holzmann
ISBN-10 9780821379806
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 225
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This title looks at water availability and water demand in various sectors, estimating the water gap today and through the year 2050. It presents a methodology to prioritise options to bridge the water gap, using the marginal cost of water approach.



Older Persons in Southeast Asia

Older Persons in Southeast Asia Author Evi Nurvidya Arifin
ISBN-10 9812309446
Release 2009
Pages 425
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Demographers, economists, sociologists and anthropologists analyse the implications of population ageing for family and community welfare and public policy.



Ageing in Asia

Ageing in Asia Author ILO East Asia Multidisciplinary Advisory Team
ISBN-10 IND:30000078959958
Release 1997
Pages 66
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Financing Social Protection

Financing Social Protection Author Michael Cichon
ISBN-10 9221151220
Release 2004
Pages 663
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This publication considers the range of financing options available for the design of cost-effective and equitable social welfare systems, giving a thorough analysis of their advantages and disadvantages and their financial and economic implications. Written by practitioners for practitioners, the book discusses the design and maintenance of national social protection systems that seek to ensure effective and efficient use of available resources at the community, national and international levels while supporting long-term economic development. The book explores theoretical and practical policy questions, as well as looking at the policy process that determines the affordable levels of and scope of social protection in a given country.



Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization

Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization Author Michelle Bachelet
ISBN-10 9221253376
Release 2011
Pages 117
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In many ways the power of the social protection floor lies in its simplicity. The floor is based on the idea that everyone should enjoy at least basic income security sufficient to live, guaranteed through transfers in cash or in kind, such as pensions for the elderly and persons with disabilities, child benefits, income support benefits and/or employment guarantees and services for the unemployed and working poor. Together, in cash and in kind transfers should ensure that everyone has access to essential goods and services, including essential health services, primary education, housing, water and sanitation. This report, prepared under the guidance of Ms Michelle Bachelet and members of the Advisory Group, shows that the extension of social protection, drawing on social protection floors, can play a pivotal role in relieving people of poverty and deprivation. It can in addition help people adapt their skills to overcome the constraints that block their full participation in a changing economic and social environment, contributing to improved human capital development and stimulating greater productive activity. The report also shows how social protection has helped to stabilize aggregate demand in times of crisis and to increase resilience against economic shocks, contributing to accelerate recovery towards more inclusive and sustainable development paths.



Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific Author
ISBN-10 9211204208
Release 2005
Pages 263
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This edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific reviews the efforts in the region to deal with economic and social challenges and to prevent the kinds of economic slowdowns seen in the recent past. Specific issues examined in this edition include concerns regarding social protection, unemployment mitigation, microcredit programs aimed at empowering women, competition and cooperation policies, and export diversification.