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Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


Disability, poverty and healthcare: changes in the canji (‘disability’) policies in the history of the People's Republic of China

Heidi Fjeld and Gry Sagli

in Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter aims to provide an overview of the development of disability policy in the history of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It argues that seen in the perspective of the PRC's political ... More


World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Peter Townsend and David Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book offers insights into how to tackle poverty worldwide. With contributions from scholars in the field, both internationally and in the UK, it asks whether existing international and national ... More


China and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines China, specifically Shanghai, as it is used as a case study to illustrate the impact of both central government and local government policies on the dignity of unemployed ... More


Urban poverty in China: incidence and policy responses1

Athar Hussain

in World poverty: New policies to defeat an old enemy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343956
eISBN:
9781447304340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343956.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes new research on urban poverty in China, which has the largest population in the world. It sets out to answer two sets of questions. First, how many urban poor are there in ... More


New urban poverty and new welfare provision: China’s dibao system

Ming Yan

in The shame of it: Global perspectives on anti-poverty policies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308713
eISBN:
9781447312093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308713.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins with a focus on the historical context for China’s policymaking domain – China’s structural transition since the mid-1980s from a command- to a market economy. As a result, it ... More


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