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Young People Leaving State Care in China

Xiaoyuan Shang and Karen Fisher


For children who grow up being cared for by the state, rather than their families, in China, the past twenty years has seen a shift: China has gone away from keeping those children in institutions and moved towards alternative approaches that attempt to honor children's rights to an inclusive childhood and adulthood. This book reviews the changes in policy and practice that underlie this shift, and, through interviews with young people involved with state care in the period, presents a clear view of how the change in approach has affected individual lives. As this is an issue that all countrie ... More

Keywords: China, children's rights, childhood, child welfare, child development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447336693
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xiaoyuan Shang, author
Beijing Normal University/University of New South Wales

Karen Fisher, author
University of New South Wales