The barriers faced by Chinese rural-urban migrants to access social services, particularly education, in host cities could help explain why the majority of migrants choose to leave their children behind. This paper proposes a theoretical framework that allows for an explicit discussion of the link between school fees and the decision of migrant parents to bring their children to the city. The analysis instruments the endogenous school fees with unexpected shocks to the city’s public education spending, and empirically tests the theoretical predictions.
What set Shenzhen apart during transformation to a metropolis of 12 million was that it was positioned to learn from Hong Kong, including housing policy. The approach of selling land to developers for residential and commercial development was eventually replicated across the country. What sets Shenzhen apart now is that it plans to head in another direction to avoid Hong Kong’s property woes, which officials largely blame for the current social unrest.
China's social insurance coverage continues to expand, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. A total of 956 million people were covered by basic old-age insurance by the end of September, up 13.23 million from the end of last year.
About 203 million were enrolled in unemployment insurance by the end of September, up 6.42 million from the end of last year. About 250 million people held work-related injury insurance by the end of September, up 11.36 million from the end of last year.
This brief seeks to identify approaches to SSC results assessment led or supported by Governments of the South. It explores how some Southern partners are conducting initiatives to assess the results of SSC and whether and how these initiatives are affecting the way they conduct their SSC. Finally, the brief reflects upon the potential of such initiatives to foster the contribution of South-South cooperation to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
(BLOG): Soon after she broke up with her boyfriend in 2016, Zou Xiaoqi discovered she was pregnant. She decided to have the baby on her own.“Although I’m not against marriage, I feel that to get married, you have to have sufficient reason to be together,” 43-year-old Zou tells Sixth Tone. “I have never thought it right to get married for the sake of having a child.
Side presentation of the webinar held on 10 October 2019. This webinar provided a platform to bring countries and practitioners together to share and learn ways that South-South cooperation can be leveraged to reduce maternal and child mortality levels in order to achieve the SDG 3 targets.
(BLOG): Toward the end of last year, 97 Beijing-based food delivery drivers sued a number of takeout platforms and two dispatch companies for wage arrears and nonpayment of social insurance. Not long after, one of the dispatch companies settled with the disgruntled workers, collectively paying them over 700,000 yuan (about $100,000) in compensation.
Labour migration is a key feature of the ASEAN labour market and is expected to continue to increase over the coming years. It has a significant economic impact on individuals, households and countries of destination and origin. Yet, access to social protection for migrant workers remains limited due to lack of portability arrangements, legislative barriers, discrimination, and poor compliance with existing social security laws. This report provides an overview of the developments, challenges, and prospects of social protection for migrant workers in ASEAN.
This publication presents country examples that document different pathways to achieve universal social protection coverage. These country cases encompass a wide range of programs, country settings and regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zanzibar), Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine), Latin America and Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago), East Asia and Pacific (China, Mongolia, Thailand and Timor-Leste), and South Asia Region (Maldives, Nepal).