Asian Social Protection in Comparative Perspective

January 8, 2009

9:00 a.m- 10:30 a.m Plenary Session: Financing Social Protection
  Social Security Reform Imperatives in Developing Asia
Mukul G. Asher, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  Pensions at a Glance: Asia/Pacific Edition
Edward Whitehouse, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
  Developing Micropensions in India: Issues and Challenges
Savita Shankar and Mukul G. Asher, National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Assets and Entrepreneurship

Global Recession and Assets Disparities between the Poor and the Rich in Taiwan: Building Assets for All

Li-Chen Cheng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  Policy Support for Harnessing Informal Sector Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Analysis
Anjula Gurtoo, Indian Institute of Science, India


  Do the Ultra-Poor Benefit from Receiving Income-Generating Assets as Grants?
Ankur Sarin, Indian Insitute of Management, India
  Family 1
  The Impact of the Second Earner’s Income on Income Inequality in Taiwan, 1980-2006
Ming-Hwang Hong, Wen-Hui Cheng, Ching-Hsia Cheng, and Yi-Ting Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  From Social Exclusion to Inclusion: Single Parent Families and Social Policy in Taiwan
Su-Hwa Pong, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  Health Care 1
  Mother’s Secondary Education Can Reduce Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Among Under-Five Children
Kazi Md. Abul Kalam Azad and M. Omar Rahman, Independent University, Bangladesh
  Providing Healthcare through Appropriate Patent System in India
Manthan Janodia, Nayanabhirama Udupa, Sreedhar Dharmagadda, and Virendra Ligade, Manipal University, India
  Women Focused Development Intervention Reduces Neonatal Mortality in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Pathways of Influence
Hashima-E Nasreen, Abbas Bhuiya, Syed Masud Ahmed, and Mushtaque Chowdhury, BRAC, Bangladesh

Pension 1

  The Effects of Public Pension on Elderly Life
Taeil Kim, Korea University, Republic of Korea
  Experiences of Social Inssurance in Vietnam
An Ngo Quynh, Hanoi National Economic University, Vietnam; and Son Tran Van, Ministry of Finance, Vietnam
  Support System of the Indonesian Elderly: Moving toward the Sustainable National Pension System
Maliki Maliki, National Development and Planning Agency, Indonesia
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Plenary: Outsourcing Service

  David Heaney, Maximus, United States; Ilan Katz, Social Policy Research Centre, Australia; Jason Turner, Institute for Full Employment, United States; and Roy Newey, A4E, United Kingdom
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Health Care 2

  Advances in Reforming Universal Health Care: Lessons from South Korea
Sangho Moon and Jaeun Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
  Globalisation and Health Care Provision: A Systems Approach to Comparing Institutions of Health Care Provision
Steven Ney, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Labor Markets 1

  China's Social Security Policy in the Context of Its Evolving Employment Policy
Barry Friedman, Brandeis University, United States
  When Work Disappears: The New Poor in Taiwan
Shu-jung Li, Soochow University, Taiwan
  Rethinking Social Protection for India's Working Poor in Unorganised Sector
Babu Remesh, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, India

Pension 2

  Old-age Pensions in India and China - Issues and Prospects
Ashok Antony, Prudential Process Management Services, India
  Pension Reform in the Italian and the Korean Debate
Ijin Hong, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  The Division of Intergovernmental Responsibilities and Powers for China's Basic Pension System: Some Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
Dehao Liu and Shaoguang Li, Renmin University, People's Republic of China; and Paolo Urio, University of Geneva and University of Lugano, Switzerland

Poverty 1

  Case Study of Program Keluarga Harapan (Family Hope Program – CCT Indonesia)
Dinar Kharisma, Indonesia National Development, Indonesia
  Poverty in Mongolia: From Socialism to the Millennium Development Goals
Richard Smith, University of California - Berkeley, United States
  Problems in Retaining the Legacy of the Traditional Idea of Family-Based Welfare Support in South Korea's Social Welfare Provisions Under the National Basic Livelihood Security (NBLS) System
Eunna Lee, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  Role of Public Distribution System in Providing Food Security – A Study of Mysore District
Mahadavappa Eraiah, University of Mysore, India
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Education
  Financing of Education: A Missing Dimension of Migrant Child Education Policy in China
Jing Guo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States


A Comparative Study of the Links between the Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Systems in Six Nations: Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States
Christoph Metzgea, Rebecca Maynard, Sumonta Promboon, Tsukasa Daizen, Kin Yuen Ip, So-Young Park, and Julie Vultaggio, University of Pennsylvania, United States


Assessing the Impact of College Enrollment Policy in China
Wei-Jun Yeung, New York University, United States and National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Fang Lai, New York University, United States

Health Care 3

  Analysis on the Differences in Medical Service Usage in Terms of Income Levels
Yoon Young Choi and Taeil Kim, Korea University, Republic of Korea
  Cross-National Comparison of Taiwan, Japan, U.S., and U.K.‘s Health Insurance System
Yu-Ying Kuo, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan
  An Empirical Analysis of China’s Recent Waves of Cooperative Medical Insurance
Song Gao and Xiangyi Meng, China Academy of Public Finance, People's Republic of China

Labor Markets 2

  The Policy Context, Social Protection and Transnational Labour Migration in South-East Asia
Lucy Jordan, Elspeth Graham, Brenda Yeoh, and Maruja Asis, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  An Effect of Globalization on Labor Market Policies in Three Welfare Regimes: Changes in the Expenditure on Labor Market Programs from 1980 to 2000
Hyesun Kim and Tae-il Kim, Korea University, Republic of Korea

Poverty 2

  Protecting the Most Vulnerable: An Analysis of Poverty Targeting Programs in the Philippines
Michael Canares, Holy Name University, Philippines
  Child Poverty in Vietnam and the Response from Social Protection
Keetie Roelen, Maastricht University, Netherlands; and Martin Evans, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  Poverty, Deprivation and Living Arrangements: A Comparative Analysis of Australia and Japan
Peter Saunders and Aya Abe, University of New South Wales, Australia

Social Protection 1

  Beyond Welfare Productivism: A Case Study of Social Protection for Population Ageing in Taiwan
Fen-ling Chen, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
  Welfare Regimes in the Wake of State Socialism: Vietnam & China Compared
Jonathan London, City University of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
  Globalization and the Political Economy of Social Policy Reform in East-Asian Welfare Capitalism: Taiwan's Social Policy Regime in Change
Peter Jen-Der Lue, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
January 9, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Health Care 4
  Differences in Health Care Utilization and Satisfaction with Health Services among Ethnic Groups on the Thailand-Myanmar Border, 2000-2004
Jian Hu, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, People's Republic of China
AbstractFull Paper
  Drug Price Regulation in China: An International Comparative Perspective
Xuefeng Liang and Lijuan Yang, Harbin Institute of Technology, People's Republic of China
  Responsiveness in a District Health System: The Changing Relationship of the State with its Citizen
Gyan Prakash and Avantika Singh, Tezpur University, India
  JAMKESDA in Yogyakarta Province: a Lesson Learned of Developing a Regional Social Assurance in the Context of Decentralization
Shita Listyadewi, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Pension 3

  A Comparative Study on the Relationship between Pension Plans and Individual Savings in Asian Countries in an Institutional Point of View
Mann Hur, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea
  Voluntary Defined Benefit Pension System Willingness to Participate the Case of Vietnam
Paulette Castel, Vietnamese Institute of Labor and Social Study and Analysis, Vietnam
  Gender Gap in Preferences for Defined Contribution Pensions in Japan
Satoshi Watanabe, Hiroshima University, Japan

Poverty 3

  An Economic and Social Review on Indonesian Direct Cash Transfer Program to Poor Families Year 2005
Muliadi Widjaja, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  Basic Livelihood Security Systems in China and South Korea: Comparisons and Implications
Fuhua Zhai, New York University, United States; Jiyoung Yoo, Namseoul University, Republic of Korea; Qin Gao, Fordham University, United States; and Sook-Mee Yang, Namseoul University, Republic of Korea
  Economic Crisis: The New Window for the Community? Perspectives on Housing Policy in South Korea
Shinwon Kyung, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Social Protection 2

  Building a New Dependent Variable in Measuring Welfare Development: Evaluating Welfare States by Gender Perspective
Eun-Sil Oh, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  Corporate Sponsored Pensions and Employee Choice of Annuities in Japan
Wakako Taniguchi and Satoshi P. Watanabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  Human Development: Health, Education And Social Security In India: An Assessment
Bhuwan Sah and Chandra Barthwal, Kumaun University, India
  The Social Protection Index: A Tool for the Quantitative Assessment of Social Protection in Asia
Jonathan Wood, Robert Baulch, and Axel Weber, Halcrow Group Limited, United Kingdom

Welfare System

  Social Benefits and Income Inequality in Post-Socialist China and Vietnam
Qin Gao, Fordham University, United States; Martin Evans, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University, United States
  Development of Self-Help Groups for the Disabled Persons in Beijing, China
He Xin and Ngai Ngan-pun, Chinese University of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
  Self Help Groups and Its Impact on Economic Empowerment of Women - A Study of Mysore District
Chikkarangaswamy Angaswamy, University of Mysore, India
  Danwei, Family Ties, and Residential Mobility of Urban Elderly in Beijing from a Life History Perspective
Yanwei Chai, Peking University, China; and Zhilin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Health Care 5

  Health Care Services in India: Problems and Prospects
B.S. Ghuman and Akshat Mehta, Panjab University, India
  Ill Health in Vietnam and its Outcomes
Martin Evans, Susan Harkness, and Catherine Porter, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  Policy for Preventing Infant Mortality in Karnataka State
Aiahanna Venkataiah, University of Mysore, India

Pension 4

  A Cross-National Comparison of the Public Pension Systems of South Korea and Japan: Are the Two Countries Following the Same Path or Diverging?
Ji Young Kang, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  A Study on the Policy Structure of Social Assistance in Korea and Britain
Na Kyoung Song, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Social Development

  The Experiences of Being “NEET” Among Young People in Taiwan
Yu-Wen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  What If Social Workers Are Paid More?
Irene Ng and Kong Weng Ho, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Low Maternal Nutritional Status in Bangladesh: Solid Fuels and Rural Residence Matter but NGO Membership Does Not
Kazi Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Independent University, Bangladesh; and Omar Rahman, Independent University, Bangladesh
  Empowerment Through Trainings as Perceived by the Rural Women
Mamta Tiwari and Priya Vashishth, University of Agriculture and Technology, India

Social Protection 4

  Social Insurance Provision in Urban China: Region and Ownership Variation
Juan Chen and Mary Gallagher, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, People's Republic of China
  Public Age Reallocations for India's Elderly: Evidence Based on National Transfer Accounts
Muttur Ranganathan Narayana, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
  The Quest for Welfare Spending Equalization in China: A Fiscal Federalism Perspective
Xin Zhang, Renmin University, People's Republic of China
  Asset-Building Policy in Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan: A Comparative Perspective
Chang Keun Han, National University of Singapore, Singapore
3:15 p.m - 4:45 p.m. Disability
  Does Social Enterprise Stand for Persons with Disabilities? The Rise of Social Enterprises and Work Integration of Persons with Disabilities in Korea
Yonghyun Kim and Jiyoon Kim, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  Social Transformation and Access to Public Space Policy into Practice
Antika Sawadsri, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  The Effect of Disability on Household Head's Earnings and Labor Supply: Evidence from KLIPS 2003-06 and Policy Implications
Jaeun Shin, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Republic of Korea; and Sangho Moon, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
  Special Education Policy on Discrimination of Women with Disabilities in Pakistan
Khurram Malik, Hope Worldwide, Pakistan
  Women With Disability Worldwide
Amir Niomat, Khalid Yaqoob, and Khurram Malik, Hope Worldwide, Pakistan
  Family 2
  Child Care Subsidy Policies: Contribution and Challenge, in the U.S. and China
Xiang Gao, University of Washington, United States
  The Silent Salience of Class Bias: Pronatalist Population Policies and Childbearing Decisions in Singapore
Shirley Sun, New York Univesity, United States
  Child Protection in South Korea and the United States
Bong Joo Lee, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea; and Robert Goerge, University of Chicago-Chapin Hall, United States
  Long-term Care
  Introduction of Long-Term Care Insurance in Korea
Soonman Kwon, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  Viability and Problem of the Quasi-market Delivery System in Long-term Care Insurance: Lessons from the Korean and Japanese Cases
Moo-Kwon Chung, Yonsei University at Wonju, Republic of Korea
  Searching for a Public-Private Balance in Long-Term Care: The Case of Korea and the U.S.
Hyojin Kang, Seoul National University of Technology, Republic of Korea

Pension 5

  The Gender Impact of Pension Reforms in Korea
Mi-young An, Handong Global University, Republic of Korea
  Impact of Old Age Allowance on Health-Related Quality of Life of Elderly Persons in Bangladesh
AKM Masud Rana and Syed Masud Ahmed, BRAC, Bangladesh
  Social Security Programs and Retirement Behaviors in Korea and China: A Micro Estimation
Kwan Koo Yun and Xin Yuan, State University of New York at Albany, United States

Social Protection 3

  Globalization and Social Protection Policies in Western Asia
Hassan Hammoud, The Doha Institute for Family, Qatar
  Divergence of Productivist Welfare States in Comparative Perspective: The Case of the Pension Scheme in South Korea and Singapore
Myoung-Shik Kim, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  Paternalism and Development: Expanding the Analysis of Welfare Regimes in Southern Europe and Asia
Tonia Warnecke and Alex DeRuyter, Rollins College, United States