Social Welfare in Transitional China

  • Keqing Han

Part of the Sociology, Media and Journalism in China book series (SMJC)

About this book


At a time of significant transformations in Chinese society, this book addresses the key issue of social welfare and the reform of the welfare system in 21st century China. Considering both the theory and policy making across a variety of welfare issues which directly impact on the country’s economic development, it examines the development of civil society, changes in social stratification and in social class structure. It notably considers the key questions of welfare in both urban and rural settings, for different population groups such as children, the elderly and the disabled, addressing topical issues of housing, education, public health, poverty and the restructuring of related welfare policy system to tackle China’s key issues. It also considers the impact of migrant workers in China and their social integration, including within the welfare system. Providing a unique insight into how economic globalization and financial crisis affects Chinese social welfare policies, this book is a key read for scholars worldwide interested in social transformation in Chinese society at a time of significant social and economic transition.


Social Welfare Transitional China Economic Globalization Transformation Chinese Social Class Structure Chinese Civil Society Reform National Economy People's Livelihood Institutional Construction

Authors and affiliations

  • Keqing Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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