eBook People’s Livelihood In Contemporary China: Changes, Challenges And Prospects, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814522260
  • ISBN-13: 9789814522267
  • DDC: 306.0951
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Since being established in 1949 - and especially since the reform and opening up 30 years ago - China has experienced the most drastic changes ever in its 5000-year history. During this period, China has transformed from an agricultural society into an emerging, dynamic, and industrialized nation and has undergone rapid urbanization. The standard of living of the Chinese continues to rise and is taking rapid strides forward to a higher level of comprehensive well-being.Chinas development over the past 60 years has indicated that the livelihood of the people is a key factor in economic and social construction in contemporary China. Having sufficient food and clothing is the first step in improving the livelihood of the people. A higher level of well-being can be achieved only after the basic needs are met. This higher level of well-being comprises of employment as the foundation, education as the key point, income distribution as the source, social security as the support, and public safety as an assurance.This book offers fresh perspectives by prestigious scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Based on a unique source of data which is available only to Chinese scholars, this book showcases key issues on peoples livelihood and social construction in Contemporary China, including income disparity, social security system, employment situation, post-80s generation and so on

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Introduction: The Changing Chinese Society.
2: The People's Livelihood in China.
3: China in the Mass Consumption Stage.
4: Characteristic and Change of Current Employment.
5: Urban and Rural Residents’ Social Security.
6: Urban and Rural Residents’ Social Support.
7: Evolution Process and the Trend of Income Differential.
8: Children of the Reform and Opening Up.
Conclusion: Research Findings and Further Problems.