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Respect, social participation and four welfare states

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9781861344311
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302551 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0003
Respect, social participation and four welfare states

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This chapter talks about key factors by reference to which the extent of respect and social participation in a society can be effectively assessed. It justifies the choice of China, Hong Kong, Sweden and the UK as case studies where the dignity of unemployed workers is compared. The chapter also introduces the concept of equal value, the promotion of social integration, and the assessment of human dignity.

Keywords: respect; social participation; unemployed workers; equal value; social integration; assessment; human dignity

Chapter.  4148 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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