The Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) was established in March 2011 at the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA), University of Malaya to initiate and carry out research, teaching and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge in the area of social security, including old age financial protection in order to enhance the understanding of this critical topic to promote economic development and social cohesion in Malaysia.
To support the research in social security in general and old-age financial protection in particular the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia has graciously provided an endowment fund to create the nation’s first endowed Chair in Old Age Financial Protection (OAFPC) at University of Malaya. OAFPC has the over-riding objectives to help formulate policies to promote better social security and improve old age financial protection, and to help formulate policies to promote economic growth in an aging society for consideration by the Government of Malaysia.
The interest in social security and old-age financial protection is ever growing in view of an ageing population. Malaysia is also subjected to rising life expectancy and falling fertility rates, the perceived inadequacy of current social security provisions, coupled with the added fear that simply more expenditure may not be conducive to the development and growth objectives of the society. This calls for innovative policy solutions that may be inspired by international experience based on an empirical grounding in national data and analysis...::More Info::
Movie Screening - SSRC Creative Learning
Date: 11 May 2016 (Wednesday),
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall 3 (DK3), Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya
On 1st March 2016, University of Malaya (UM) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Social Security Organization (SOCSO). The collaboration would make it possible for SSRC and SOCSO to work together in various fields and to initiate research collaborative activities and joint publications. SSRC is looking forward to strengthening mutual understanding, fostering friendly cooperation and promoting sustainable and productive research and exchange of information with SOCSO.