National Social Protection Fund: The Multi-Pillar Employees’ Provident Fund

Posted: 8 Sep 2017 Last revised: 8 Nov 2017

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Evangelos Koutronas

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Asian Development Bank

Norma Mansor

University of Malaya

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Date Written: September 6, 2017

Abstract

This paper formulates a comprehensive pension fund framework for enhancing system capacity to manage economic and social risks. The National Social Protection Fund (NSPF) attempts to quantify informal sector, incorporated under a unified national protection scheme. The new protection mechanism consists of two sub-funds: The National Integral Social Security Fund (NISSF) and the National Education Fund (NEF). NISSF encompasses all economically active Malaysian population, including the informal workforce, whereas the NEF captures the economically inactive young population. Simulation findings indicate that education, health, and income redistribution can improve the livelihood of the vulnerable population groups in Malaysia.

Keywords: Malaysia, EPF, Social Security, Social Protection, and Policy Modelling

JEL Classification: Y20

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Koutronas, Evangelos and Park, Donghyun and Mansor, Norma, National Social Protection Fund: The Multi-Pillar Employees’ Provident Fund (September 6, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3032876

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

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Evangelos Koutronas

Universiti Sains Malaysia ( email )

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Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( email )

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Asian Development Bank

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Norma Mansor

University of Malaya ( email )

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Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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