Caring for Orphaned Children in China

Caring for Orphaned Children in China

by Shang Xiaoyuan, Karen R. Fisher
     
 

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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;

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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.

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David S. G. Goodman
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739136942
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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