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Human dignity and welfare systems$
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Chak Kwan Chan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344311

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001

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Respect, social participation and four welfare states

Respect, social participation and four welfare states

Three Respect, social participation and four welfare states
Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan

Graham Bowpitt

Policy Press

This chapter talks about key factors by reference to which the extent of respect and social participation in a society can be effectively assessed. It justifies the choice of China, Hong Kong, Sweden and the UK as case studies where the dignity of unemployed workers is compared. The chapter also introduces the concept of equal value, the promotion of social integration, and the assessment of human dignity.

Keywords:   respect, social participation, unemployed workers, equal value, social integration, assessment, human dignity

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