China's 21st-century welfare reforms

Duckett, J. (2012) China's 21st-century welfare reforms. Local Economy, 27(5-6), pp. 645-650. (doi:10.1177/0269094212444574)

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Abstract

During the first decade of the 21st century, China’s top leaders reined in the marketising, commercialising welfare reforms of the 1990s, and recommitted the State to a role in providing social goods. But the governmental and social elites who shape welfare policy are still debating the balance of market and state roles in some areas of provision. And with a change of China’s top leadership expected in 2012–2013, the future of welfare reform is unclear. Other factors, however – bureaucratic interests, the fiscal system and local economies – limit the options for policy makers and make any sudden changes in direction unlikely.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duckett, Professor Jane
Authors: Duckett, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Local Economy
ISSN:0269-0942
ISSN (Online):1470-9325
Published Online:20 April 2012

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