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Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Chak Kwan Chan


This book introduces the development of China's welfare polices since its conception of an open-door policy in 1978. Setting out basic concepts and issues, including key terms and the process of policy making, it overcomes a major barrier to understanding Chinese social policy. The book explores in detail the five key policy areas of employment, social security, health, education and housing. Each is examined using a human well-being framework comprising both qualitative and quantitative data and eight dimensions: physical and psychological well-being, social integration, fulfilment of caring ... More

Keywords: China, welfare policies, open-door policy, employment, social security, health education, housing, well-being, social integration, human learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348807
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chak Kwan Chan, author