Save informal workers, save economy

Boondhariga ChonpitakwongWorawan Chandoevwit Unstable income and health risks are no strangers to highway stall vendors, but this year’s pandemic underscores the policy urgency to provide them and other 38 million informal workers with better life and work security. Highway stall vendors always look forward to long holidays, because they bring more tourists on the roads […]

Calls for long-term fund for elderly patients

If they are not offered support, many people risk falling into difficulties when they lose their independence, physically and financially, in their final years. Dr Worawan Chandoevwit, an adviser on social security at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), has suggested that the government consider establishing a long-term care fund for the elderly. This is […]

TDRI Quarterly Review 2014-2

Contents Worawan Chandoevwit, Kannika Thampanishvong and Rattanakarun Rojjananukulpong Social Return on Investment: Health Promotion Programs Thanapol Srithanpong Productivity and Wage Spillovers from FDI in Thailand: Evidence from Plan-level Analysis Download