Social Insurance of Rural Migrants in the People’s Republic of China
Since the beginning of economic reforms in China, the number of rural migrants flocking to the cities to find work has been constantly increasing. In 2006 these migrants accounted for almost 50 percent of all urban employees. Typical to this type of worker is a high degree of flexibility and mobility, which makes it rather difficult to establish a social insurance system that guarantees their rights. After the adoption of the labour law in 1994, the Chinese government formulated guidelines to either integrate rural migrants into existing urban systems or establish a separate system for them. The reality, however, is somewhat different. Only a very small percentage of migrants – between 10 percent and 20 percent depending on the type of insurance – are covered. Most problematic is old-age insurance. This article lists the different regulations regarding social insurance law and elaborates on the various problems in its implementation. The two models of Shanghai and Shenzhen are given as an example. The next step towards a nationwide, inclusive insurance system would be standardization on the provincial level.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, D-20354 Hamburg|
Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-593
Fax: +49 (0)40 42825-547
Web page: http://www.currentchineseaffairs.org
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/china-aktuell Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gig:chaktu:v:37:y:2008:i:1:p:181-203. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Karsten Giese)or (Heike Holbig)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.