China’s Social Policy: Reform and Development in the Context of Marketization and Globalization

  • Xinping Guan
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Abstract

China has undergone a fundamental economic reform from socialist to market economy since the late 1970s. The social welfare system, which used to be an integral part of the socialist economy, has inevitably been subject to a drastic reform process. This transition to the market economy coincided with a globalization process to which China’s economy has been rapidly integrated. This, in turn, has strongly affected the social policy reform in China. This chapter aims, first, to examine the social policy reform in China in the context of marketization and globalization since the economic reform started.

Keywords

Transportation Income Expense Sonal 

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