Social Safety Net and Family Income Packages in East Asia

November 18 10:00 am - 11:30 am

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | 1.5 CE HOURS AVAILABLE (FOR A FEE) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Featuring
DR. JULIA SHU-HUAH WANG
Assistant Professor of Social Work, The University of Hong Kong

Moderated by
QIN GAO
Professor of Social Policy
Founding Director, China Center for Social Policy

ABOUT THE EVENT

Traditionally, comparisons of social welfare programs across East Asia focus on a limited set of social policies, failing to capture the bundle of welfare programs let alone the contexts in which these programs operate. Prof. Julia Shu-Huah Wang (bio) is breaking with that tradition by taking a model family approach, which has entailed collecting income-packaging data in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. At this seminar, she will demonstrate how such an approach can shed new light on the coverage, eligibility and benefit levels of social safety nets across East Asia. She hopes that her findings can be used to inform policymakers in East Asia of the strengths of social safety nets in their countries relative to others. More details here.

This lecture is part of the 2019-2020 annual lecture series on “Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China” cosponsored by the Columbia China Center for Social Policy and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and supported by the Columbia School of Social Work.