Handbook of Welfare in China

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B. Carrillo, J. Hood, P. I. Kadetz
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jul 28, 2017 - Political Science - 464 pages

The Handbook is a timely compilation dedicated to exploring a rare diversity of perspectives and content on the development, successes, reforms and challenges within China’s contemporary welfare system. It showcases an extensive introduction and 20 original chapters by leading and emerging area specialists who explore a century of welfare provision from the Nationalist era, up to and concentrating on economic reform and marketisation (1978 to the present). Organised around five key concerns (social security and welfare; emerging issues and actors; gaps; future challenges) chapters draw on original case-based research from diverse disciplines and perspectives, engage existing literature and further key debates.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
27
1 Welfare provision in China from late empire to the Peoples Republic
29
entrenched stigma and policy formation
45
3 Chinese psychiatric welfare in historical perspective
64
PART II THE WELFARE SYSTEM IN REFORM ERA CHINA
79
towards social citizenship?
81
5 Health inequalities medical insurance and medical financial assistance
98
12 Disability and welfare services
252
how the welfare system shapes womens opportunities and gender equality
266
State family and gendered care responsibilities
285
PART IV ENGAGING NONSTATE WELFARE PROVIDERS DOMESTICALLY AND ABROAD
297
challenges and constraints
299
elite philanthropy in China
317
unpacking the outcomes of sustainable selfdevelopment in SinoAfrican health diplomacy
338
PART V FUTURE CHALLENGES OF WELFARE PROVISION
361

6 Housing welfare policies in urban China
123
social assistance just to stave off starvation
144
8 Geographical stratification and the provision of education in contemporary China
163
rationale impact and outcomes
185
PART III GAPS IN THE WELFARE SYSTEM
201
access to welfare services and integration into urban life
203
individual perspectives of highly educated ruraltourban migrants in the city of Guangzhou
223
18 Climate environment and Statesociety relations in the mobilisation for welfare in China
363
19 The impacts of the universal twochild policy and strategies to face the challenges of population ageing
389
can universal pension rights help finance an ageing population?
410
Glossary of Chinese terms
429
Index
431
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Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, University of Sydney, Australia and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, Johanna Hood, Roskilde University, Denmark and Paul Kadetz, Drew University, US and University College London, UK