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The Resource The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai [and others]

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai [and others]

Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects
Title
The elderly and old age support in rural China
Title remainder
challenges and prospects
Statement of responsibility
Fang Cai [and others]
Title variation
World Bank e-Library
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China examines projected demographic changes that will afect the economic well-being of China's rural elderly over the next 20 years, taking into account both China's sharp demographic transition and the ontinued migration of young adults to cities. The projected old age dependency ratio of 34 percent in China's rural areas by 2030 suggests that support of the elderly is likely to be an increasing burden on China's families. The book documents the sources of financial support, poverty incidence, and vulnerability of the rural elderly since the early 1990s. In contrast to the urban elderly, who frequently have pension support, the rural elderly typically rely either on their own labor income or financial support from adult children. A substantial share of China's rural elderly continue to work well beyond age 70, but labor as a primary source of support falls sharply during their 60s. Additional evidence suggests that the rural elderly work well beyond 60 out of necessity and only stop working when physically incapacitated. The final sections of the book review experiences with rural pensions during the 1990s and 2000s and draw out the lessons that have informed the design of a new national rural pension scheme. Among the many issues discussed, the report highlights the importance of providing incentives for participation in the pension scheme and of the portability of pensions for a mobile population.--publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
305.260951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ1064.C6
LC item number
.C843 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cai, Fang
  • World Bank
Series statement
Directions in development. Human development
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  • Old age pensions
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Rural poor
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Old age pensions
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Rural poor
  • China
Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Note
  • References
  • ch. 2
  • Poverty and Vulnerability among China's Rural Elderly
  • Poverty among the Rural Elderly
  • Chronic Poverty among the Rural Elderly
  • Vulnerability to Poverty
  • Geographic Dimension of Poverty
  • Income Determinants of the Elderly
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 3
  • Sources of Support among the Rural Elderly
  • Sources of Support among China's Elderly
  • Evidence on Family Support
  • Changes to Living Arrangements and the Well-Being of the Elderly
  • Do Private Transfers Respond to Income of the Elderly?
  • Labor Supply and "Retirement" Decision of China's Rural Elderly
  • Executive Summary
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 4
  • Saving Decisions in Rural China
  • Why Is the Household Saving Rate So High in China?
  • Saving Behavior and Migration
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Notes
  • ch. 5
  • Evolution of the Rural Pension System in China
  • Initiation and Expansion of Rural Pensions: 1986-98
  • Contraction and Stagnation: 1999-2002
  • Renewal: 2003-09
  • Looking Ahead: The Rural Pilot Program
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 6
  • References
  • Issues for the Evolution of the Rural Pension System
  • Pension System Design Principles
  • Issues Regarding the Individual Account
  • Could the Basic Rural Pension Benefit Evolve into a Social Pension?
  • Interaction between Individual Accounts and the Social Pension and the Transitional Generation
  • Moving from Rural Pensions to a Residents' Pension?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 1
  • Trends in the Aging of China's Rural Population: Past, Present, and Future
  • Demographic Transition in China
  • Looking Ahead -- Projecting Population Trends
Control code
783043210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821389034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)783043210
Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Note
  • References
  • ch. 2
  • Poverty and Vulnerability among China's Rural Elderly
  • Poverty among the Rural Elderly
  • Chronic Poverty among the Rural Elderly
  • Vulnerability to Poverty
  • Geographic Dimension of Poverty
  • Income Determinants of the Elderly
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 3
  • Sources of Support among the Rural Elderly
  • Sources of Support among China's Elderly
  • Evidence on Family Support
  • Changes to Living Arrangements and the Well-Being of the Elderly
  • Do Private Transfers Respond to Income of the Elderly?
  • Labor Supply and "Retirement" Decision of China's Rural Elderly
  • Executive Summary
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 4
  • Saving Decisions in Rural China
  • Why Is the Household Saving Rate So High in China?
  • Saving Behavior and Migration
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Notes
  • ch. 5
  • Evolution of the Rural Pension System in China
  • Initiation and Expansion of Rural Pensions: 1986-98
  • Contraction and Stagnation: 1999-2002
  • Renewal: 2003-09
  • Looking Ahead: The Rural Pilot Program
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 6
  • References
  • Issues for the Evolution of the Rural Pension System
  • Pension System Design Principles
  • Issues Regarding the Individual Account
  • Could the Basic Rural Pension Benefit Evolve into a Social Pension?
  • Interaction between Individual Accounts and the Social Pension and the Transitional Generation
  • Moving from Rural Pensions to a Residents' Pension?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • ch. 1
  • Trends in the Aging of China's Rural Population: Past, Present, and Future
  • Demographic Transition in China
  • Looking Ahead -- Projecting Population Trends
Control code
783043210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 148 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821389034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)783043210

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