Reducing Disparities and Enhancing Sustainability in Asian Pension Systems
24 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2013
Date Written: October 2012
Population aging is a global phenomenon but what sets Asia apart is the sheer scale and speed of its aging. Pension systems will have to play a bigger role but in most Asian countries pension systems are still underdeveloped, fragmented, and poorly financed. Asian countries need to embark on systematic pension reform now to meet the challenge of delivering affordable, adequate, and sustainable economic security to their fast-growing elderly population.
Keywords: Asia pensions, work benefits, assistance programs, population aging, retirement, old age, Asia elderly, older persons, social protection, economic security, national pension systems, old-age poverty, China pension, Indonesia retirement, Korea pension, Malaysia pension, Philippines retirement
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