Welfare Reform in East Asia: Towards Workfare Chak Kwan Chan

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Published: November 12th 2012

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192 pages


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Welfare Reform in East Asia: Towards Workfare  by  Chak Kwan Chan

Welfare Reform in East Asia: Towards Workfare by Chak Kwan Chan
November 12th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: | 5.56 Mb

In many Western countries, social welfare payments are increasingly being made conditional on recipients doing voluntary work or attending job training courses, a system known as welfare-to-work or workfare. Although social welfare in Asia isMoreIn many Western countries, social welfare payments are increasingly being made conditional on recipients doing voluntary work or attending job training courses, a system known as welfare-to-work or workfare.

Although social welfare in Asia is very different to the West, with much smaller social welfare budgets, a strong self-reliance and a much higher dependency on family networks to provide support, the workfare approach is also being adopted in many Asian countries.

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of how welfare reform around work is implemented in leading East Asian.Based on the experiences of seven East Asian economies - including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau - this book critically analyses current trends- the social, economic and political factors which lead to the implementation of workfare- compares the similarities and differences of workfare in the different polities and assesses their effectiveness.



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