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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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Human dignity and the classification of welfare states

Human dignity and the classification of welfare states

Nine Human dignity and the classification of welfare states
Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan

Graham Bowpitt

Policy Press

This chapter considers the two issues that have emerged from studying the dignity of unemployed persons in Sweden, China, the UK, and Hong Kong. The first issue is the application of human dignity to the classification of welfare systems. The second issue is the impact of the welfare-to-work strategies on human dignity. The chapter also introduces the Dignity Suppressive State, the Human Instrumental State, the Social-deficit State, the Autonomy-limited State, and the Dignity Enhancement State.

Keywords:   welfare systems, welfare-to-work strategy, Dignity Suppressive State, Human Instrumental State, Social-deficit State, Autonomy-limited State, Dignity Enhancement State

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