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Type: Journal article
Title: Rural migrants’ participation in old-age pension: a case study of the inter-provincial migrant workers from Sichuan province, China
Author: Chen, Y.
Tan, Y.
Zhang, Q.
Citation: Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, 2017; 15(2):120-131
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1004-2857
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Yong Chen, Yan Tan and Qin Zhang
Abstract: Old-age pension, a fundamental part of the Chinese social security system, is perceived by the Chinese government as the last support for rural-to-urban migrant workers upon retreating from the labor market. Using survey data collected by the authors, this paper examines a host of factors which influence migrant workers’ participation in the old-age scheme. The result shows that individual characteristics, employment status, attitudes toward old-age support and perception of the old-age pension system significantly differentiate two groups of migrant workers between those that have participated in and their counterparts who have not participated in the old-age pension schemes. Among a number of factors, age, educational attainment, holding labor contract, etc. are found to be significant factors influencing migrants’ behavior participating (or not participating) the available age-pension schemes. Policy implications for how to improve the rate of participation in existing old-age pension schemes among migrant workers are drawn from the findings.
Keywords: Inter-provincial rural; migrant; old-age pension; participation in old-age pension; factors
Rights: © 2017 Shandong Normal University
DOI: 10.1080/10042857.2017.1322407
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