The government's responses to incompatibility challenges to women: The case studies of Hong Kong and Taiwan

Wai Kam YU*, Chui Man Chau, Sze Man Li, Mei Yin Lee

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Abstract

International organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank raise concerns about the financial sustainability issues of pension systems. These issues have attracted increasing attention because of the challenges presented by lower growth and financial market volatility, making it harder for governments to fulfil their promises on pension policies (Ebbinghaus, 2011). In order to tackle these challenges, it is not uncommon that governments reform pension schemes with an emphasis on individual responsibility (Yeh et al., 2018). They particularly stress the earnings-related pension measures as an important means to assist people to accumulate pension income (Foster, 2014). Employees are the target group for measures relating to earnings-related pension measures. The amount of pension income accumulated through these measures is highly related to employees' earnings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-61
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Defamilisation strategies
  • Familisation strategies
  • Incompatibility challenges
  • Pension strategies

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