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The Crisis of Welfare in East Asia by James Lee, Kam-wah Chan, Beng-huat Chua, Chyong-Fan Ko,

By James Lee, Kam-wah Chan, Beng-huat Chua, Chyong-Fan Ko, Kyeung-Mi Oh, Tetsuso Ogawa, Connie Pui-yee Tang, Wan-I Lin, Wen-Chi Grace Chou, Raymond Man-hung Ngan, Ping-kwong Kam, Jacky Chau-kiu Cheung, Lai-ching Leung, Ho-lup Fung, Ya-peng Zhu

The concern of Welfare in East Asia adopts a special and important point of view on modern social welfare guidelines in East Asia. This edited quantity displays on present welfare theories and demanding situations the dominant productivist ideology that overemphasizes the impression of labor and kin. James Lee and Kam-Wah Chan collect authors from diversified social coverage domain names to supply an up-to-date overview of inadequacies and boundaries in present social rules in addition to the complicated theories guiding them. The authors demystify the so-called 'East Asian Welfare version' and reengage themselves within the id of a suitable welfare ideology, which incorporates a selective integration of social coverage and fiscal improvement. The obstacle of Welfare in East Asia is a dynamic and enlightening learn that might curiosity scholars of public coverage and people attracted to welfare capitalism.

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Such affinity between politics and social policy is clearly apparent in some of our chapters, notably Beng Huat Chua’s chapter on Singapore’s housing system (which is briefly discussed in this chapter to illustrate the idea of integration) and also in Lin and Chou’s chapter on Taiwan. Quoting Chua (2001)—“home ownership has helped discipline the workforce because the monthly mortgage repayments can be met only through regular employment in the formal sector of the economy” (p. 7). In addition, housing policy has “given government the room to use the sale of flats as a vehicle to carry out other social policies .

S. Administration that he “places overwhelming emphasis on the increase of national purchasing power resulting from government expenditure, which is financed by loans” (Galbraith, 1987:227). Keynes’s (1936) idea essentially was about how the level of output and employment could be determined. His argument was that as output, employment, and income increase, consumption from additional increments of income decreases, hence resulting in a decline in the marginal propensity to consume. The promise by classical economists that this unconsumed part of the income would then be automatically invested does not exist.

Tremewan, C. (1998). ) The East Asian Welfare Model: Welfare Orientalism and the State. London: Routledge. , and Tao, J. (1997). Social Policy in Hong Kong. Cheltenham, UK: Elgar. , and Lebeaux, X.?? (1965). Industrial Society and Social Welfare. New York: Free Press. qxd 5/20/10 11:42 AM Page 27 2 Emerging Issues in Developmental Welfarism in Singapore Beng Huat Chua Singapore, an ex-British colony, gained political independence in a circuitous manner in 1965, after two years as a member of Malaysia.

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