Child poverty in Taiwan during the global financial crisis: From the perspective of new social risks

Kate Yeong Tsyr Wang*, Jun Rong Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The economic conditions of families with children during the 2008 financial crisis became worse. The factors affecting child poverty in Taiwan can be explained from the perspective of new social risks. This study analyzed the poverty reduction effects of public transfers and taxes in order to evaluate the government role in the economic downturn. From the viewpoint of the protection of children's rights, new policies must be created in response to new social risks and future financial crises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-35
Number of pages16
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Volume22
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

Keywords

  • Child poverty
  • Global financial crisis
  • New social risks
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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