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China's Social Welfare Revolution : Contracting Out Social Services, Hardback Book

China's Social Welfare Revolution : Contracting Out Social Services Hardback

Edited by Chak Kwan Chan

Part of the Comparative Development and Policy in Asia series


The Chinese government has recently adopted a radical welfare approach by contracting out social services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

This is a big departure from its traditional welfare model, whereby all public services were directly delivered by government agencies.

This book examines this new welfare approach. It analyses the implementation of various types of services for individuals, families and communities - including medical social services, care of the elderly, probation services and much more.

It discusses important issues arising from contracting out, considers the nature of the contracted NGOs and their services, and explores major problems encountered by both government agencies and NGOs.

This book also compares the similarities and differences of contracting policies in different cities.

Overall, the book provides an overview of one of the most important welfare policy changes in contemporary China.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 170 pages, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 6 Illustrations, black and w
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social welfare & social services
  • ISBN: 9781138242999