The Market in Chinese Social Policy

  • Linda Wong
  • Norman Flynn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Norman Flynn, Ian Holliday, Linda Wong
    Pages 1-11
  3. Grace O. M. Lee
    Pages 12-37
  4. Linda Wong
    Pages 38-62
  5. Anthony B. L. Cheung
    Pages 63-87
  6. Ka-Ho Mok
    Pages 88-111
  7. K. Y. Lau, James Lee
    Pages 112-137
  8. Bob Deacon, Ian Holliday, Linda Wong
    Pages 138-148
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-169

About this book


The introduction of market reforms has radically transformed China. Marketizing Social Policy in China examines the impact of a shift to market principles in the critical sector of social policy. The authors demonstrate how social policy reform has been driven by economic transformation, as profound structural change produced inevitable knock-on effects in people's livelihood. Marketization in social policy in turn creates new needs and raises issues that challenge commonly accepted notions of public-private responsibilities in a society undergoing rapid and deep social change.


Chinese social policy education health policy social change social policy transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Wong
    • 1
  • Norman Flynn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public and Social AdministrationCity UniversityHong Kong
  2. 2.Public Services Management ProgrammeLondon School of EconomicsUK

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