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Article: More or less? Welfare provision amidst economic downturn - the Hong Kong experience

TitleMore or less? Welfare provision amidst economic downturn - the Hong Kong experience
Authors
KeywordsDevelopmental State
Hong Kong
Shared Responsiblity Of Welfare
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17516234.asp
Citation
Journal Of Asian Public Policy, 2011, v. 4 n. 1, p. 4-17 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong has experienced the historic transfer from a British colony to a special administrative region of China in 1997 and faced the challenges of Asian economic crisis in 1997-1998, the first incidence of 'bird flu' and the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic in 2003. All these have aggravated the economic downturn. The government, in the wake of these challenges, has devised remedial measures in social welfare, yet painstakingly maintaining its low profile, as it is restrained constitutionally by both its mini-constitution and its adherence to liberal market economy. These characterize a 'developmental state' or 'productivist state'. The government had selectively devoted more resources in pro-market social policies but less in social security for a marginalized group. However, the government has to strive for a proper balance among individual, employer and state responsibilities in fund contribution. This balance is also couched upon the dynamic interaction between economic and social developments. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172266
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.136
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dc.contributor.authorKo, Len_US
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong has experienced the historic transfer from a British colony to a special administrative region of China in 1997 and faced the challenges of Asian economic crisis in 1997-1998, the first incidence of 'bird flu' and the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic in 2003. All these have aggravated the economic downturn. The government, in the wake of these challenges, has devised remedial measures in social welfare, yet painstakingly maintaining its low profile, as it is restrained constitutionally by both its mini-constitution and its adherence to liberal market economy. These characterize a 'developmental state' or 'productivist state'. The government had selectively devoted more resources in pro-market social policies but less in social security for a marginalized group. However, the government has to strive for a proper balance among individual, employer and state responsibilities in fund contribution. This balance is also couched upon the dynamic interaction between economic and social developments. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.en_US
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dc.subjectDevelopmental Stateen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectShared Responsiblity Of Welfareen_US
dc.titleMore or less? Welfare provision amidst economic downturn - the Hong Kong experienceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17516234.2011.574957en_US
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