Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia by James Midgley
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Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia
By James Midgley

Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia

The Role of Social Security

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Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia by James Midgley

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This book looks at the role of social policy and particularly social security in addressing the ongoing challenge of poverty in East Asia despite the region's spectacular experience of economic growth in decent decades. The East Asian miracle resulted over the last four decades in a transformation of the region's traditional agrarian economies and significant increases in standards of living for many ordinary people. Even though it was given little attention, poverty has remained an ongoing problem. The problem became particularly evident however with the Asian financial crisis of 1997 when many low income and middle class workers became unemployed. As a result of this crisis, the need for effective social policies and social security programs were recognized. The idea that economic growth would solve the problem of poverty was increasingly challenged. Even in China today, where rapid growth has created new employment opportunities and the promise of prosperity for many, the government has recognized that the problem of poverty cannot be addressed only through economic growth but that comprehensive social policies must be formulated, and this includes the development of an effective security system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415434850
ISBN-10: 0415434858
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Midgley

James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. Kwong-leung Tang is Director and Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Between 2003 and 2008, he served as Chair and Professor of Social Work at the Department of Social Work, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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