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

Li, Bingqin; Zeng, Zhonglu

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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]

dc.contributor.authorLi, Bingqin
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Zhonglu
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:28:47Z
dc.identifier.issn2050-2680
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/54600
dc.description.abstractWelfare 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 it from being hit by recess through economic restructuring. In this paper, we examine the current social spending pattern and the nature of the social security system in Macau and establish that social policy in Macau is largely reactive. To achieve economic restructuring, there needs to be more proactive measures to facilitate human development and more stress on social investment.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.sourceAsia & The Pacific Policy Studies
dc.titleEconomic Structure, Social Risks and the Challenges to Social Policy in Macau, China
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB305
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLi, Bingqin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationZeng, Zhonglu, Macau Polytechnic Institute
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage383
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage398
local.identifier.doi10.1002/app5.80
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:31:32Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85032929859
local.identifier.thomsonID000218535200016
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