This book critically and comprehensively examines China’s welfare development amidst its rapid economic growth and increasing social tensions. It covers the main policy areas from China’s inception of the open door policy in 1978 to the new administration of Jinping Xi and Keqiang Li, including social security, health, education, housing, employment, rural areas, migrant workers, children and young people, disabled people, old age pensions and non-governmental organisations. In particular, it critically analyses the impact of policy changes on the well-being of Chinese people
1. Introduction: Rebuilding a Welfare System for China’s Mixed Economy Chak Kwan Chan 2. Social Policy Making in China Kinglun Ngok 3. The Institutionalisation of Social Assistance Joe C. B. Leung & Meng Xiao 4. Old Age Pension Haoran Peng 5. Labour Policy Kinglun Ngok & Baojian Xie 6. Health Policy in China Victor Wong 7. China’s Housing Policy: Reforms and Impact Chen Nie 8. Education Reform and Governance Change: Policy Issues and Challenges Li Wang 9. Rural Social Policy Shih-Jiunn Shi 10. NGO Policy and Politics in China: A Changing Game Qiusha Ma 11. Rural-Urban Migration in China: A Critical Understanding of Informality Xiaodong Lin 12. Child Policy in China: Evolution, Framework and its Future Path Guowei Wan 13. Disability Policy Lixiong Yang 14. Conclusion: Modern Chinese Welfare Achievements and Challenges Ahead Kinglun Ngok
The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of development and policy in Asia.
The scope of the series is broad, and aims to cover both comparative and single country studies, including work from a range of disciplines. With particular reference to how Asian states have coped with the growing challenges of globalising economies and the ways in which national governments in Asia have changed their public policy strategies and governance models in order to sustain further economic growth, the series will bring together development studies, and public policy and governance analysis, and will cover subjects such as: economic development; governance models; the factors underpinning the immense economic achievements of different countries; the social, political, cultural, and environmental implications of economic restructuring; public policy reforms; technological and educational innovation; international co-operation; and the fate and political impact of people who have been excluded from the growth. The series will include both empirical material and comparative analysis; and both single authored books and edited collections.