Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Emergence of a Community‐based Social Assistance Programme in Urban China

The Emergence of a Community‐based Social Assistance Programme in Urban China To many people, the problem of poverty in China was confined mainly to the rural areas, and the situation of urban poverty was regarded as insignificant. Yet in fact, market‐orientated economic reforms have created an urban underclass, made up of poorly paid state workers, the unemployed, and migrants from the countryside. In attempting to respond to the mounting needs of the urban poor, the Chinese government has introduced a means‐tested social assistance programme in the cities since the mid‐1990s. This paper describes the basic philosophy, structure and operation of this programme, and provides a general assessment of its functions and shortcomings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Policy & Administration Wiley

The Emergence of a Community‐based Social Assistance Programme in Urban China

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/the-emergence-of-a-community-based-social-assistance-programme-in-0PSfqE6eJC

References (0)

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1999
ISSN
0144-5596
eISSN
1467-9515
DOI
10.1111/1467-9515.00130
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

To many people, the problem of poverty in China was confined mainly to the rural areas, and the situation of urban poverty was regarded as insignificant. Yet in fact, market‐orientated economic reforms have created an urban underclass, made up of poorly paid state workers, the unemployed, and migrants from the countryside. In attempting to respond to the mounting needs of the urban poor, the Chinese government has introduced a means‐tested social assistance programme in the cities since the mid‐1990s. This paper describes the basic philosophy, structure and operation of this programme, and provides a general assessment of its functions and shortcomings.

Journal

Social Policy & AdministrationWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1999

There are no references for this article.