28/11/2023
12:30 14:00
This event is organized as part of the EU-funded "China Horizons" project.  The project “Dealing with a Resurgent China” (DWARC) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101061700.… Lire la suite

Online event

Social(ist) Security in China – who benefits, how, and why?

This event is organized as part of the EU-funded "China Horizons" project. 

The project “Dealing with a Resurgent China” (DWARC) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101061700.
Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

 

In the Hu Jintao era, China has built up a comprehensive social security system. The group of beneficiaries was extended from labor market insiders to the majority of the Chinese population. Even a growing number of foreigners working in China got insured, and several European governments signed social security agreements with the People’s Republic of China. 
 
Prof. Jane Duckett and Dr. Matthias Stepan are experts on Chinese social politics, and close observers of the development trajectory of the Chinese social security system. In the online event, they give a short introduction to China’s social security system as of 2023 and key programs, such as old-age pensions, health insurance, and social assistance. 
 
The main part of the event is a discussion moderated by Prof. Jean-Louis Rocca. The discussion covers the following aspects: the driving forces for the expansion of the reach of the social security system, generosity and redistributive effects, differences between urban and rural areas, and potential new policy directions in the Xi Jinping era. Finally, the question how sustainable the system is in face of accelerated demographic ageing and a sluggish economy is addressed.
 
The last third of the event is dedicated to questions of the audience.

 

Speakers :
Prof. Jane Duckett, University of Glasgow
Dr. Matthias Stepan, Ruhr-University Bochum

Moderator :
Jean-Louis Rocca,Sciences Po-CERI


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Prof. Jane Duckett is Edward Caird Chair of Politics and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at the University of Glasgow. 
Duckett, J. and Munro, N. (2022) Authoritarian regime legitimacy and health care provision: survey evidence from contemporary China. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 47(3), pp. 375-409. (doi: 10.1215/03616878-9626894)
Duckett, J. (2020) Neoliberalism, authoritarian politics and social policy in China. Development and Change, 51(2), pp. 523-539. (doi: 10.1111/dech.12568)
Duckett, J. (2019) International influences on policy making in China: network authoritarianism from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao. TheChina Quarterly, 237(1), pp. 15-37. (doi: 10.1017/S0305741018001212)

Dr. Matthias Stepan is a researcher at the Institute of East Asian Politics at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
Stepan, M. (2023). Unification of the Chinese Pension System: Pension Politics under Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao (1991-2013). https://doi.org/10.5463/thesis.361(Open access)
Stepan, M., Han, E. und Reeskens, T. (2016). Building the New Socialist Countryside: Tracking Public Policy and Public Opinion Changes in China. The China Quarterly, 226 (June 2016): pp.456-476
Stepan, M., Lu, Q. (2016). The establishment of China’s new rural social insurance pension – a process perspective. Journal of Contemporary China Affairs, 45 (2): pp.113-147.


Scientific coordinators : Jean-Louis Rocca, Sciences Po-CERI and Camille Salgues, Sciences Po-CERI


 

Organisé par : CERI