China's Social Development and Policy: Into the next stage?

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Litao Zhao
Routledge, Jul 18, 2013 - Social Science - 280 pages

In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of development. Based on an empirical examination of ideological, structural and institutional transformations that have shaped China’s development experiences, the book analyses China’s reform and development in the social domain, including pension, healthcare, public housing, ethnic policy, and public expenditure on social programs. The book moves beyond descriptive analyses to understand the role of broader changes in shaping and redefining the pattern of development in China.



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reform openness and social policy in China
Chinas new stage of development
Issues and options for social security reform in China
Chinas fiscal expenditure on social security since 1978
where is China heading?
How successful are Chinas public housing schemes?
Chinas rapid demographic transition and its challenges to the social security
Political dynamics of social policy reform in China

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Litao Zhao is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

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