2015 Social Protection

  • wp-SSbenefitsExamining the Portability of Social Security Benefits among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region focusing on Asian Economies

    Description: Many of the member-economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are also part of the regional grouping of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and the industrial economies of East Asia, which include Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. In recent years, Asia has grown to become an important regional…

  • wp-MATERNITYImplications of Extending the Maternity Leave Period of Female Employees

    Description: This paper provides a quick analysis of the proposed regulatory measure of extending the period of maternity leave in the Philippines. It describes the measure in the policy and socio-economic contexts and other areas of concern, such as occupational safety and health, productivity, and labor cost. This paper is presented in descriptive form with a brief portion on summary observations. It is divided into seven parts: (1)…

  • wp-SSnonAsianExamining the Portability of Social Security Benefits among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region focusing on Non-Asian Economies

    Description: As international labor mobility increases the question of social protection for migrant workers has been raised. The typical life cycle of a migrant worker requires special provisions with regard to various branches of social security and services. Using the four regimes described by Holzmann, Koettl, and Chernetsky (2005), the accessibility of social protection resembles levels depending on the migration flows. This paper provides…