Towards a Society with Social Protection for All

A Concise History of Social Security Transformation in Modern China

  • Hong Zhou
  • Jun Zhang

Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

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About this book


This book systematically reviews the development of social policy since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. As such, it begins by investigating the establishment of the Insurance System in the early period, then moves on to the planned economy period, the Cultural Revolution period, and the Reform and Opening Up period, characterized by efforts to adapt to a market economy. For each period, the book examines the effect of the economic system, the mode of production and forms of employment for social policy design, so as to clarify the developing context of Chinese social policy, and to help readers grasp the legal aspects of social policy development and the main problems China faces in its present economic developmental stage.


Social Security Policy Social Policy Development Chinese Characteristics Insurance System Economic system

Authors and affiliations

  • Hong Zhou
    • 1
  • Jun Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and China Social Sciences Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4668-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4669-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7579
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7587
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