Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Johanna Hood and Paul Kadetz
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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- Handbook of Welfare in China
- Chapter 1: Welfare provision in China from late empire to the People’s Republic
- Chapter 2: Leprosy welfare: entrenched stigma and policy formation
- Chapter 3: Chinese psychiatric welfare in historical perspective
- Chapter 4: The politics of welfare policy: towards social citizenship?
- Chapter 5: Health inequalities, medical insurance and medical financial assistance
- Chapter 6: Housing welfare policies in urban China
- Chapter 7: The urban minimum livelihood guarantee: social assistance (just) to stave off starvation
- Chapter 8: Geographical stratification and the provision of education in contemporary China
- Chapter 9: The social welfare of ethnic minorities: rationale, impact and outcomes
- Chapter 10: Rural-to-urban migrants: access to welfare services and integration into urban life
- Chapter 11: Urban welfare and social justice: individual perspectives of highly educated rural-to-urban migrants in the city of Guangzhou
- Chapter 12: Disability and welfare services
- Chapter 13: Gender, welfare and the economy of care in reform era China: how the welfare system shapes women’s opportunities and gender equality
- Chapter 14: Ageing in rural China: State, family and gendered care responsibilities
- Chapter 15: Chinese NGOs as welfare providers: challenges and constraints
- Chapter 16: Entrepreneurs, celebrities and charitable foundations: elite philanthropy in China
- Chapter 17: Outsourcing China’s welfare: unpacking the outcomes of ‘sustainable’ self-development in Sino-African health diplomacy
- Chapter 18: Climate, environment and State–society relations in the mobilisation for welfare in China
- Chapter 19: The impacts of the universal two-child policy and strategies to face the challenges of population ageing
- Chapter 20: Stemming the tide of demographic transformation through social inclusion: can universal pension rights help finance an ageing population?
- Glossary of Chinese terms
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