Human dignity and the classification of 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:
Human dignity and the classification of welfare states

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This chapter considers the two issues that have emerged from studying the dignity of unemployed persons in Sweden, China, the UK, and Hong Kong. The first issue is the application of human dignity to the classification of welfare systems. The second issue is the impact of the welfare-to-work strategies on human dignity. The chapter also introduces the Dignity Suppressive State, the Human Instrumental State, the Social-deficit State, the Autonomy-limited State, and the Dignity Enhancement State.

Keywords: welfare systems; welfare-to-work strategy; Dignity Suppressive State; Human Instrumental State; Social-deficit State; Autonomy-limited State; Dignity Enhancement State

Chapter.  4979 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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