China’s Experiment in Social Welfare: Is It Working?
- Office of the Dean
Please join us for a special event with faculty member Qin Gao, author of the newly published Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China.
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for presentation; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. for reception and book signing
LOCATION: Room C03 or tune in remotely via Facebook Live*
SPEAKER: Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work; Director, China Center for Social Policy
DISCUSSANT: Irwin Garfinkel, Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems and CSSW’s Interim Dean
*Links to FB Live Sessions are not generated until the event has started. Be sure to register and we will email you with the link as soon as the presentation begins. NOTE: You can also go to CSSW’s Facebook page at the time of the event and wait for the post to appear at the top of our feed.
About Professor Gao’s Book
In Welfare, Work, and Poverty (Oxford University Press, April 2017), Dr. Qin Gao provides the first systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts and effectiveness of China’s primary social assistance program—Minimum Livelihood Guarantee, or dibao—since its inception in 1993. Dibao serves the dual function of providing a basic safety net for the poor and maintaining social and political stability. Despite currently being the world’s largest welfare program in terms of population coverage, evidence on dibao‘s performance has been lacking. This book offers important new empirical evidence and draws policy lessons that are timely and useful for both China and beyond. Read more.
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