Frictions between China’s institutional legacies of the planned economy and the new trends of marketization, urbanization, and migration have shaped institutional change in social protection. Focusing on health and pension insurance, this study identifies a gradual process of functional integration, which overcomes the frictions and facilitates a dualization of benefits.
Functional Integration of China’s Social Protection: Recent and Long-Term Trends of Institutional Change in Health and Pension Insurance
Dr. Armin Müller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Sociology and the Centre of Modern East Asian Studies of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. Recent publications include: Armin Müller, China’s New Public Health Insurance (Routledge, 2017). Email: <email@example.com>
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Armin Müller; Functional Integration of China’s Social Protection: Recent and Long-Term Trends of Institutional Change in Health and Pension Insurance. Asian Survey 1 December 2017; 57 (6): 1110–1134. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.6.1110
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