Shaming and employer social insurance compliance behaviour in Shanghai

Nyland, Chris, Hartel, Charmine E. J., Thomson, Stanley Bruce and Zhu, Cherrie (2012) Shaming and employer social insurance compliance behaviour in Shanghai. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 42 4: 629-650. doi:10.1080/00472336.2012.706746

Author Nyland, Chris
Hartel, Charmine E. J.
Thomson, Stanley Bruce
Zhu, Cherrie
Title Shaming and employer social insurance compliance behaviour in Shanghai
Journal name Journal of Contemporary Asia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2336
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00472336.2012.706746
Volume 42
Issue 4
Start page 629
End page 650
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Social security regimes must be underpinned by enforcement mechanisms designed to compel employers to fulfil their contribution requirements. In this paper we extend debate on China’s social security system by discussing whether the inclusion of re-integrative shaming in the repertoire of mechanisms the state utilises to enforce employer compliance is likely to prove effective. Drawing on audited data provided by the Shanghai Bureau of Labour and Social Security and on interviews with employers and Bureau staff we argue that though shaming has the potential to become an important social security enforcement mechanism in China, optimism that this will occur in the near future is not justified.
Keyword Compliance
Social security
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Version of record first published: 7 August 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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