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Taiwan (China)
Total population:   23.5
GDP per capita (USD):   47800
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Total population (million): 23.5
Percentage 65 or older: 13.1
Dependency ratio (a): 35.5
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Men: 77.0
Life expectancy at birth (years) - Women: 83.5
Statutory pensionable age - Men: 65
Statutory pensionable age - Women: 65
Early pensionable age - Men (b): 55
Early pensionable age - Women (b): 55
GDP per capita (USD): 47800

SOURCES: The World Bank, World Development Indicators, available at http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/worlddevelopment-indicators; U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook (Washington D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency), available at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/index.html; the country summaries in the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world - Asia 2016 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

NOTES: GDP = gross domestic product; PPP = purchasing power parity. GDP estimates are converted into international dollars using PPP rates. Indicators and statistics are compiled as part of the research carried out by the ISSA in co-operation with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) for the publication: ISSA; SSA. Social security programs throughout the world – Asia 2016 (Washington, DC and Geneva).

a. Population aged 14 or younger plus population aged 65 or older, divided by population aged 15-64.
b. General early pensionable age only; excludes early pensionable ages for specific groups of employees.
c. The country has no early pensionable age, has one only for specific groups, or information is not available.
d. Regardless of age but subject to other requirements.

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Books, reports and articles

Vertical equity of healthcare in Taiwan: health services were distributed according to need

In International Journal for Equity in Health , n° 1, vol. 12
Wang, Shiow-Ing; Yaung, Chih-Liang. 2013. p 12.

Das Rentensystem für den öffentlichen Dienst in Taiwan: Gerechtigkeitsprobleme innerhalb und zwischen Systemen

In Internationale Revue für Soziale Sicherheit , N° 1, vol. 63 , (Januar 2010)
Shao, Ai Ju. 2010. p 22-38.

El sistema público de pensiones en Taiwán: problemas de igualdad en los sistemas y entre los sistemas

In Revista Internacional de Seguridad Social , N° 1, vol. 63 , (Enero/Marzo 2010)
Shao, Ai Ju. 2010. p 22-38.

Le système de retraite de la fonction publique à Taïwan: problèmes d'équité au sein du système et entre les différents régimes

In Revue internationale de sécurité sociale , N° 1, vol. 63 , (Janvier/Mars 2010)
Shao, Ai Ju. 2010. p 22-38.

The public pension system in Taiwan: Equity issues within and between systems

In International Social Security Review , N° 1, vol. 63 , (January/March 2010)
Shao, Ai Ju. 2010. p 22-38.

Exploring elderly people's perspectives on successful ageing in Taiwan

In Ageing and Society , N° 1, vol. 27 , (Jan. 2007)
Hsu, Hui-Chuan. 2007. p 87-102.

Horizontal equity in health care utilization : evidence from three high-income Asian economies

In Social Science & Medicine , N° 1, vol. 64 , (Jan. 2007)
Kwon, Soonman; Leung, Gabriel M.; Lu, Jui-fen R.; et al.. 2007. p 199-222.

Is there a way out? : global competition and social reform in Taiwan

In Social Policy and Society , N° 3, vol. 3 , (July 2004)
Ku, Yeun-wen. 2004. p 311-320.

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