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2011-SocialResilience-CoverTowards a More Resilient Society: Lessons from Economic Crises (2011)
177 pages
ISBN: 978-4-8193-0211-1

This is the follow-up report to publication released in 2010 as part of the international project on social resilience led by the Japanese committee for PECC. 

Individual chapters can be downloaded here:

0. Foreword and Executive Summary

1. Pension System
   (1) The Role of the State in Managing the Cost of Aging in Asia-Pacific -- Prof. Mukul Asher
   (2) Pension Issues in Japan: With a Special Focus on Coordination with Employment -- Prof. Noriyuki Takayama

2. Health Insurance System
   (1) Key Issues in Japanese Health Care -- Prof. Masako Ii
   (2) Health System Reforms in the People's Republic of China: Progress and Further Challenges -- Dr. Hiroko Uchimura
   (3) A Brief Reivew on Health Care Expenditure in the Past, Present, and Future in Japan -- Dr. Yoko Ibuka

3. Unemployment Insurance System 
   (1) Unemployment Insurance in Vietnam: Design, Implemention, and Policy Issues -- Dr. Giang Thanh Long and Ms. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuy
   (2) What Makes Unemployment Insurance Funds Grow: China's Challenge to Stabilize Workers and the UI Fund -- Prof. Yukari Sawada
   (3) Structural Changes in the Labor Market and Employment Insurance in Japan -- Prof. Naoki Mitani
   (4) Varieties of Labor Market and Social Security in East Asia: Tackling the Barrier of Informal Employment -- Mr. Yasuhiro Kamimura

4. Macro Analysis
   (1) Exploding Welfare Claims in Japan: A New Look through Long-Term Time Series Data -- Prof. Wataru Suzuki and Dr. Yanfei Zhou
   (2) Recent Trends in Consumption in Japan and the Other G7 Countries -- Prof. Charles Yuji Horioka
 
 

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Hugh Stephens, Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)


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