Caring for Orphaned Children in China

Caring for Orphaned Children in China

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This is the first book to apply rights-based alternative-care theory and practice for orphans to China's child-welfare system, including its history and development in urban and rural areas. It analyses empirical research starting 2001 about the profile of orphans; state child-welfare institutions; de-institutionalization; kinship care in rural China; foster-mother villages; non-government children's welfare; and current policy changes toward a mixed welfare approach.show more

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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0739136941
  • 9780739136942
  • 2,109,732

About Shang Xiaoyuan

Shang Xiaoyuan is associate professor at the Social Policy Research Centre, the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2003, she was awarded the Alice Tay Human Rights Award by the Australia-China Council for her significant contribution to improving the understanding of child rights in China. Karen R. Fisher is associate professor at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Dr. Fisher specializes in disability policy and Chinese social policy research.show more

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Orphaned children are one of the voiceless, often invisible, disadvantaged social communities that has resulted from three decades of rapid social change in China. Xiaoyuan Shang and Karen Fisher have done a great service to our understanding of Chinese society, as well as to the cause of orphaned children, through their examination of this social issue, current responses, and possible policy alternatives. Eventual prosperity may mitigate most problems, but in the meantime, there is a need for a more proactive agenda from government as well as society. -- David S. G. Goodman, University of Sydney and Nanjing Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Changing care for orphans Part I: Alternative care and the Chinese welfare state Chapter 2: Alternative care theory and practice Chapter 3: Research methods and sites Chapter 4: Welfare system in China Chapter 5: Alternative care in China Part II: Case studies of alternative care in China Chapter 6: National census profile of Chinese orphans Chapter 7: State child welfare institutions Chapter 8: De-institutionalization of state alternative care Chapter 9: Kinship care in rural China Chapter 10: Kinship care in urbanizing rural communities Chapter 11: Caring for orphans in a rural migrant worker area Chapter 12: Kinship care in an Autonomous Region Chapter 13: Foster mother villages Chapter 14: Non-government children's welfare institutions Chapter 15: Supporting children affected by HIV Part III: Future directions for alternative care in China Chapter 16: Implications for alternative care of orphans in China Appendix: Fieldwork detailsshow more

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