The Handbook of Welfare in China

Beatriz Carillo Garcia (Editor), Johanna Hood (Editor), Paul Kadetz (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Exon, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages464
ISBN (Print)978 1 78347 273 4
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78347 274 1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesHandbooks of Research in Contemporary China Series


  • China
  • Welfare
  • Health
  • Inequality
  • Reform

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