The social and business implications of extending China's social security system

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Shanghai Bureau of Labour and Social Security (SBLSS) has introduced regulations that extend social security coverage to employees (including migrants) resident and/or working within the municipality of Shanghai but outside the city limits. These regulations are part of a reform program that aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable social security system that will provide coverage to all of China's population; and one that draws on Australia's experience with social security management. The Bureau has asked us to partcipate in assessing the reforms, a research opportunity offered to no other body of scholars inside or outside China.
Effective start/end date1/01/0530/06/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$133,607.00
  • Shanghai Municipal Labour & Social Security Bureau: A$126,000.00