Social citizenship rights and the welfare circle dilemma: Attitudinal findings of two Chinese societies

Chack Kie Wong*, Kate Yeong Tsyr Wang, Ping Yin Kaun

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Abstract

This paper places social citizenship momentum into the context of squaring the welfare circle for examination. Citizenship is a powerful world-level organizing principle especially by the minority groups for their claim of equal treatment. The squaring of welfare circle refers to the need of the governments to constrain their budgets but also meet the rising demands from and needs of their people. This comparative study looks at the attitudinal findings of two Chinese societies of Hong Kong and Taiwan to see whether or not the cultural factor can mitigate the momentum of social citizenship rights and the demand side of the welfare circle. Implications for social policy are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalAsian Social Work and Policy Review
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb

Keywords

  • Chinese welfare
  • Culture
  • Social citizenship
  • Welfare circle
  • Welfare rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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