Social Welfare Reforms

  • Joe C. B. Leung
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Abstract

Social welfare in China is intricately interwoven with political and economic activities. A term ‘she hui bao hang’ corresponding to ‘social security’ is often used to refer to measures of social protection and social provision. It consists of three main programmes:
  1. 1.

    Social insurance: occupational and state social security programmes usually provided by the work units covering the loss of income in contingencies.

     
  2. 2.

    Social welfare: social services provided by work units, the neighbourhoods, and the government.

     
  3. 3.

    Social relief: assistance provided by the government and the collectives to ex-servicemen, poverty-stricken households, and victims of natural disasters.

     

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© Joe C. B. Leung 1995

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