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Social Development in Asia

  • Kwong-Leung Tang

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 5)

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About this book

Introduction

Most Asian countries have shown a strong commitment to rapid economic development. Economists have argued that the fruits from economic development will be spread equitably throughout the population. In the absence of a strong tradition of social rights, social development in Asia has long been taken for granted. This collection documents social development in the Asian countries of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and India and concludes that social development has lagged behind economic development. This has given rise to `distorted development' in many countries. Serious development problems of poverty and inequalities have lingered even in these economically advanced countries of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. These problems have been exacerbated in the wake of the Asian economic crisis. In order to harmonize social development with economic growth, Asian states ought to be more proactive in their development agendas.
As a text on social development in Asia, this book is primarily intended for practitioners and students of social work, social administration, and social policy. It is also relevant for students and practitioners of sociology, economics, and public policy.

Keywords

Economic Development Nation Policy economic growth growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwong-Leung Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4028-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5778-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4028-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
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