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China: A New Pole for Immigration

Kim-wah Chung, Ji Qi, and Wenruo Hou

in Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388138
eISBN:
9780199863440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.003.0023
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Since the establishment of New China in 1949, the interplay of historical and political factors have made it an unpopular destination for immigration. Entry was limited to immigrants from a few ... More


Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book introduces the development of China's welfare polices since its conception of an open-door policy in 1978. Setting out basic concepts and issues, including key terms and the process of ... More


Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More


Older Adults in China

Iris Chi

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0089
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter provides an overview of social work in China, presenting both a historical and a political context for the tremendous aging of the world's most populous nation that is simultaneously ... More


Framing health inequalities as targets for social work

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier (eds)

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter shows that social work is essentially an interventive discipline and not only pinpoints the adverse impact of social inequalities on health chances and experience, but also how this is ... More


Preventive social work intervention and health promotion

Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod, and Lindsey Napier (eds)

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

One dimension of social work's contribution to tackling health inequalities is to focus on preventive interventions that both build and build on the resources of disadvantaged local communities to ... More


China’s social policy: background and issues

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the extent of Chinese people's well-being, based on the development of five key policy areas: social security, labour, health, education and housing. The issues that are central to ... More


Social policy and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores contemporary approaches to assessing ‘well-being’, including the use of Gross Domestic Product, the Human Development Index, subjective well-being, social quality and the ... More


Social policy in the context of economic reforms

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides an account of China's welfare changes over three decades in the context of economic reforms. In particular, it explores the welfare functions of communes and work units before ... More


Social security policy

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explains the welfare functions of communes and work units before China's economic reforms. It also describes the new social security measures which came about after 1978 such as old age ... More


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