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Social Policy in East Asia

Isuhara, Misa and Zhang, Wenjing (2022) Social Policy in East Asia. In: Alcock, Pete and Haux, Tina and McCall, Vikki and May, Margaret, eds. The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-119-74487-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:88723)

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Abstract

East Asia is a dynamic and diverse region which contains countries in different sizes, political structures, levels of socio-economic as well as social policy developments. The strong regulatory role of the state, which once characterised as the distinctiveness of East Asian welfare approaches, is now shifting towards more market-oriented approaches. Differentiated trajectories of social policy developments and reforms have been observed across East Asian societies since the recent Financial Crises. Rapid demographic transitions such as population ageing and changing family structures require the re-examination of existing welfare systems in East Asia. There are growing social divisions and inequalities in different sections of East Asian societies as a result of contemporary socio-economic and demographic changes.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Wenjing Zhang
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2021 21:31 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 09:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88723 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zhang, Wenjing: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1810-791X
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