Social Pensions for Elderly People in Asia

This note summarises an editorial article (Babajanian, 2012) of a recent publication by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (Handayani and Babajanian, 2012), which examines social or noncontributory pensions in Asia. The book is based on contributions from leading international researchers who assess institutional, financial, social and political aspects of social pension schemes in Asia. The table summarises the main features of social pension schemes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam discussed in the book. (…)