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
Table of Contents
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
Kinglun Ngok is a Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, China.
Chak Kwan Chan is a Reader in Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University, UK.