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China and human dignity

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/9781861344311.003.0005
China and human dignity

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This chapter examines China, specifically Shanghai, as it is used as a case study to illustrate the impact of both central government and local government policies on the dignity of unemployed workers. Shanghai is considered as the most economically developed province in China, and has been successful in attracting many foreign investments. It shows that Shanghai was the first province to establish three social protection measures; this makes the case of Shanghai directly reflect current and future Chinese welfare policies.

Keywords: China; Shanghai; central government; local government policies; impact; social protection measures; Chinese welfare policies

Chapter.  11518 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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