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Social Welfare in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by John Dixon, Hyung Shik Kim


412 pages

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First published in 1985, this book analyses social welfare in the major countries of Asia, at that time. For each country it considers the ideological framework underlying the social welfare system and describes the historical development of both the system and the political and socio-economic context. Contributions examine the nature of the different parts of the welfare system, surveying social security, personal social services, and the treatment of the following key target groups: the aged; those with disabilities and handicaps; children and youth; disadvantaged families; the unemployed; and the sick and injured. Each chapter concludes with an assessment of the effectiveness of the system considered.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Contributors; Social Welfare and the Development Process Hyung Shik Kim; China John Dixon; Hong Kong Nelson Chow; India D. Paul Chowdhry; Japan Takeshi Takahashi and Yoshiko Someya; Korea, South In-Hyub Chang; Malaysia P.C. Sushama; Philippines Evelina A. Pangalangan; Sri Lanka Laksiri Jayasuriya, Gamini Fernando and Malcolm Allbrook; Taiwan Gorfon Hou-Sheng Chan; Thailand Yupa Wongchai; Appendix; Index

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Routledge Revivals: Comparative Social Welfare

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General