9780754631750

Social Policy Reform in China : Views from Home and Abroad

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754631750

  • ISBN10:

    0754631753

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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Summary

This important and topical edited collection brings together leading Chinese and Western experts to introduce and integrate social policy reform issues of the People's Republic of China into the mainstream of cross-national debate.

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii
List of Figures ix
List of Contributors xi
Acknowledgements xiii
1 Foreword 1(4)
Catherine Jones Finer
PART 1: ON DRAWING LESSONS, IN THE CONTEXT OF CHINA
2 When all other Conditions are not Equal: The Context for Drawing Lessons
5(18)
Richard Rose
3 The Context of Social Policy Reform in China: Theoretical, Comparative and Historical Perspectives
23(14)
Sheying Chen
4 The Policy Process in Contemporary China: Mechanisms of Politics and Government
37(14)
Bo Peng
5 Paradigm Shifts in Social Welfare Policy Making in China: Struggling between Economic Efficiency and Social Equity
51(18)
Hsiao-hung Nancy Chen
PART 2: POLICY SECTORS UNDER SCRUTINY
6 Policies Geared to Tackling Social Inequality and Poverty in China
69(20)
Xinping Guan
7 Reflections on Inequality and Poverty in China
89(8)
David Piachaud
8 Labour Market Construction and Labour Mobility in Urban China
97(20)
Fenyu Wang and Yandong Zhao
9 The British Labour Market and Labour Market Policy in Comparative Perspective
117(12)
Jochen Clasen
10 Pension Reform in China
129(14)
Nelson Chow and Yuebin Xu
11 Reforming Pensions
143(12)
Alan Walker
12 Financing Health Care in China's Cities: Balancing Needs and Entitlements
155(14)
Gerald Bloom, Yuelai Lu and Jiaying Chen
13 China's Health Policy: A Comparative Footnote
169(8)
Rudolf Klein
14 Progress and Problems of Urban Housing Reform
177(14)
Ya Ping Wang
15 Housing in China: A View from the West
191(12)
John Doling
16 Women's Rights and Protection Policy in China: Achievements and Problems
203(12)
Peiqun He
17 Women's Rights and Gender Issues
215(10)
Jane Lewis
18 Social Care and Voluntary Action in China: The Policy of 'Societalizing Social Welfare' and its Effects
225(8)
Tao Chen
19 Voluntary Action, Social Care and Social Work: A UK Response
233(12)
Nicholas Deakin and Ann Davis
20 Afterword
245(2)
Catherine Jones Finer
Index 247

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