By Ian Holliday, Paul Wilding
Social coverage has been a key measurement of dynamic monetary progress in East Asia's 'little tigers' and can be a fashionable strand in their responses to the monetary trouble of the latte Nineties. This systematic comparative research of social coverage within the quarter specializes in the most important sectors of schooling, future health, housing and social safety. It units those sectoral analyses in wider contexts of debates approximately developmental states, the East Asian welfare version and globalization.
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Although a Chief Executive has taken the place of the Governor, the SAR’s polity closely resembles its colonial predecessor. Indeed, one of the earliest acts of the first Chief Executive, Tung Chee-hwa, was to set back the course of democracy in the territory (Lau, 2002). The colonial government’s first and most important welfare initiative was in housing. , 1990). In the early 1960s, the government began to acknowledge a responsibility to provide medical care for those who could not afford to pay.
1997). Indeed, for Pempel, Hong Kong had ‘virtually no state apparatus worthy of the name’ (Pempel, 1992: 83). However, he was also careful to cite Deyo’s qualification: ‘the Hong Kong establishment of major banks, trading companies, and government ministries has played a powerful and unitary role, similar to that played by government bodies elsewhere in mediating and managing foreign economic relations and in providing long-term capital to firms within favored economic sectors’ (Deyo, 1989: 43).
Fundamental reforms can be characterized as the most central feature of educational developments in the East Asian tigers in the new century (Mok, 2002a; Cheng, 2002). Hong Kong The colonial government had almost no involvement in education until 1860. In 1854, the government was providing grants to only five schools which enrolled 150 students out of a child population of 8,800 (Tse, 1998). After the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 40 Welfare Capitalism in East Asia 1949, and a flood of refugees from Mainland China, the government’s attitude towards education began to change.
Welfare Capitalism in East Asia: Social Policy in the Tiger Economies by Ian Holliday, Paul Wilding