China’s pension problems will not be solved by more children

November 29, 2015, Robert C. Pozen

In The Financial Times, Robert Pozen opines that China's change away from the one child policy will not alleviate its looming pension problems. Pozen writes that the flow of pension contributions and benefits through local governments undermines funding of the current pension system and erects barriers to labour mobility. To address these problems Pozen suggests that China’s national government assume responsibility for legacy pensions and prevent local governments from handling pension contributions and benefits.

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