What is the Role of Social Pensions in Asia?

Published By: ADBI on eSS | Published Date: April, 11 , 2012

The main objective of this paper is to explore the potential role of social pensions and other noncontributory schemes in Asia, informed by insights from theory and international experience. The paper identifies alternative forms of providing income security in old age, including social pensions. It also examines the welfare effects of adopting alternative social pension designs, especially around two key policy nodes: the comparative advantages of social assistance and social pensions, and the integration of noncontributory transfers within advanced contributory pension schemes. [ADBI Working Paper No. 351]. URL:[http://www.adbi.org/files/2012.04.11.wp351.role.social.pensions.asia.pdf].

Author(s): Armando Barrientos | Posted on: Apr 13, 2012 | Views(548) | Download (111)


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