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Economic Structure, Social Risks and the Challenges to Social Policy in Macau, China

Li, Bingqin; Zeng, Zhonglu


Welfare state is often perceived as a response to help people coping with shocks caused by economic down turn. However, as argued by Hamnett, welfare state can directly assist economic restructuring. Thus, social policies can be responses to unsatisfied social needs or be proactive measures to push for economic changes. Macau is in a somewhat special position in that policy-makers are aware that the economy has been excessively dependent on the gaming industry. The government prevent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.80


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