Research Project Reports

Social Protection in East Asia - Current State and Challenges

By Mukul G. Asher, Sothea Oum, Friska Parulian (Eds.)

ERIA Research Project Report 2009-9

Posted: March 2010

List of Project Members


PROFESSOR FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan.

PROF. MUKUL G. ASHER (PROJECT LEADER): Professor of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

DR. SOTHEA OUM (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Associate Researcher,Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia.

DR. FRISKA PARULIAN (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Associate Researcher,Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia.

DR. MASAYOSHI HAYASHI: Associate Professor,School of International and Public Policy and Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

DR. WANKYO CHUNG: Researcher Fellow,Department of Public Economics & Social Development, Korea Development Institute.

DR. CHIA NGEE CHOON: Associate Professor,Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

DR. HAJAH SAINAH BINTI HAJI SAIM: Senior Lecturer,Department of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

DR. ROBERT A. SIMANJUNTAK: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer,Associate Professor, and Professor in Public Economics, Public and Regional Finance,University of Indonesia, Indonesia.

DR. MULIADI WIDJAJA: Staff Expert,Economics Graduate Program, University of Indonesia, Indonesia.

PROF. DR. ONG FON SIM: Professor,Graduate School of Business, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.

DR. TENGKU AIZAN BINTI TENGKU ABDUL HAMID: Associate Professor,Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

DR. ANICETO C. ORBETA, JR: Senior Research Fellow,Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippines.

DR. SRAWOOTH PAITOONPONG: Senior Research Specialist,Human Resources and Social Development Program, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Thailand.

DR. AMONTHEP CHAWLA: Research Specialist,Macroeconomic Policy Program, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI),Thailand.

DR. NIPANAN AKKARAKUL: Researcher,Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Thailand.

DR. GIANG THANH LONG: Lecturer,Dept. of Macroeconomics & Director, Centre for Economic Analysis, Forecasting,Training and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Economics, National Economics University (NEU).

DR. VATHANA SANN: Deputy Secretary General,Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), Cambodia.

DR. ZHANG JUWEI: Professor and Deputy Director General ,of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), P. R. China.

MR. AZAD SINGH BALI: Research Associate,Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore.



Full Report


RPR-2009-9

Contents


Front cover

Table of Contents

List of Project Members

Acknowledgement

Chapter 1. Social Protection Systems in East Asia: An Overview and Reform Directions

Chapter 2. Social Protection in Japan: Current State and Challenges

Chapter 3. Social Protection in Korea: Current State and Challenges

Chapter 4. Social Protection in Singapore: Targeted Welfare and Asset-based Social Security

Chapter 5. Social Protection in Brunei Darussalam - Current State and Challenges

Chapter 6. Social Protection in Indonesia - How Far Have We Reached?

Chapter 7. Social Protection in Malaysia - Current State and Challenges.Towards Practical and Sustainable Social Protection in East Asia: A Compassionate Community

Chapter 8. Social Protection in Philippines: Current State and Challenges

Chapter 9. Social Protection in Thailand - Current State and Challenges

Chapter 10. Social Protection in Vietnam - Current State and Challenges

Chapter 11. Social Protection in Cambodia: Toward Effective and Affordable Social Protection for the Poor and Vulnerable

Chapter 12. Report on Social Protection in the Lao PDR

Chapter 13. Social Protection in China: Current Status and Challenges

Chapter 14. India's Social Security System: An Assessment

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