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      Analysis of the impact of social insurance on farmers in China: A study exploring subjective perceptions of well-being and the mechanisms of common prosperity


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          Exploring common prosperity in China, this study focuses on the impact of social pension insurance on the well-being of rural communities. It explores the direct beneficiaries and policy effects of the Rural Social Pension Insurance system (RSPI), which was piloted in 2009 and achieved full coverage in 2012. It summarizes the performance and implementation of social pension insurance and the development of the rural social pension system.


          The article uses microdata from the four most recent periods of China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), which were undertaken in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, and uses the Order Probit model to analyze the effects of participating in insurance on rural residents in terms of their subjective well-being. The study identifies diverse effects on farmers from different age groups, genders, and regions, with a focus on subjective well-being. The article also tests the mediating effects of health status and self-rated social status on farmers’ subjective well-being and their mechanisms of action.


          Findings reveal that participating in the insurance system significantly improved the subjective well-being of rural residents. Its biggest beneficiaries were groups of rural residents with poor health status, living in good overall conditions. Taking into account the most recent aims of this policy, to promote rural revitalization and common prosperity, further optimization of the rural pension insurance system should improve the living standards of low-income groups, enabling more comprehensive coverage, and potentially helping to mitigate the risk of returning to poverty due to illness.


          Developments in basic social security and the rural basic pension system could effectively guarantee the basic standards of living of rural residents. Future development of the system should take into account the heterogeneous characteristics of rural residents and implement social pension protection policies in accordance with local conditions.

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                Front Psychol
                Front Psychol
                Front. Psychol.
                Frontiers in Psychology
                Frontiers Media S.A.
                08 December 2022
                : 13
                : 1004581
                [1] 1School of Business, Fuyang Normal University , Fuyang, Anhui, China
                [2] 2Academy of Strategies for Innovation and Development, Anhui University , Hefei, China
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                Edited by: Petia Genkova, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany

                Reviewed by: Simon Grima, University of Malta, Malta; Valentina Vasile, Valentina Vasile, Romania; Marcela Parada-Contzen, University of Concepcion, Chile

                *Correspondence: Yongsheng Cheng, chengyongsheng@ 123456aliyun.com

                This article was submitted to Personality and Social Psychology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Psychology

                Copyright © 2022 Cheng and Zhang.

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

                : 27 July 2022
                : 31 October 2022
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                Figures: 2, Tables: 7, Equations: 5, References: 53, Pages: 16, Words: 11019
                Original Research

                Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry
                new rural social pension insurance,rural residents,subjective well-being,mediation effect,cfps


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