Authority and Benevolence: Social Welfare in China

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Chinese University Press, 1995 - History - 198 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive account of social welfare developments in the People's Republic of China, from the 'iron rice bowl' social security system established as an intrinsic part of the Chinese Communist regime to fundamental welfare changes brought about by current efforts to modernise China.
 

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Contents

From Mao to Deng
19
Soft Economy Tough Government
39
Employmentbased Welfare The Iron Rice Bowl
55
Neighbourhoodbased Welfare in the Urban Areas
81
Localitybased Welfare in the Rural Areas
97
The Work of Civil Affairs
115
Attaining Xiao Kang
129
Social Disparities and Disadvantaged Groups
141
A Confucian Welfare State or a Confused State of Welfare?
159
Appendices
169
EnglishChinese Glossary
175
Index
193
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