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Unemployment and Policy Responses in Taiwan: Gender and Family Implications

  • Fen-ling Chen
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)

Abstract

The Taiwanese economy has shown strong performance since the 1970s and national income has steadily increased. The outstanding success of Taiwan and other ‘Tiger’ economies in Asia challenged the contentions that economic development was unlikely in less developed countries: Taiwan moved from an underdeveloped agrarian economy to an industrialized one in a little more than a generation. Democratization took place side by side with rapid economic development, since the mid-1980s, Taiwan has become a welfare state that aims to establish social rights alongside progress in democratization and economic development.

Keywords

National Health Insurance Unemployment Insurance Foreign Worker Labour Insurance Public Employment Service 
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