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Universal old-age pension in an aging China: can China learn from Sweden?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4191-6627
Shandong University, Jinan, China.
2016 (English)In: International Social Work, ISSN 0020-8728, E-ISSN 1461-7234, Vol. 59, no 6, 922-937 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This work addresses the two questions of how China can respond to its rapidly aging population and whether China can learn from the experiences of Sweden when establishing a universal pension system. Two different demographic transitions are analysed: the slowly aging Swedish population, and the rapidly aging Chinese population. This work discusses adaptations and dilemmas in the labour market and in family structures in response to balances and imbalances in these demographic structures. Measuring instruments need to be adapted to a changing situation. Family care contributions must be recognized. What is considered a fair distribution of welfare must be further analysed.

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 59, no 6, 922-937 p.
Keyword [en]
Demographic transition, dependency ratio, family-based-care, gender equity, justice, old-age
Keyword [sv]
demografisk transition, familjebaserad omsorg, jämställdhet, ålderspension
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Sociology
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91244DOI: 10.1177/0020872814531307OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91244DiVA: diva2:735386
Available from: 2014-07-26 Created: 2014-07-26 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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