Poverty and Inequality in East Asia
Work, Family and Policy
New Horizons in Social Policy series
Edited by Inhoe Ku and Peter Saunders
Foreword by Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding, Founding Director of the Luxembourg Income Study and Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, University of Wisconsin, US
This insightful book addresses the urgent need for robust evidence on recent trends and factors contributing to poverty and inequality in East Asia.
Using data from international projects, including the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), as well as national data, expert contributors monitor trends in poverty and inequality within and between countries, while also identifying the factors that are driving them, both nationally and regionally. Chapters explore labour market and demographic developments, changes in family and household structures and roles, and changes in policy settings. Investigating how these factors act both independently and interactively to generate nationally and regionally unique features of poverty and inequality, the book highlights how inequality has been rising on a global scale and suggests how welfare states should respond.
Poverty and Inequality in East Asia will be a valuable resource for researchers and students studying Asian development and social policy, comparative social policy, labour policy and family policy. Drawing on state of the art data to compare experiences in selected Western economies against those in East Asia, the book will also be a useful resource for policy makers.
‘This volume offers both insight into how East Asian societies are changing, while issuing a warning on how and why their welfare states need further change to adapt to these new realities as the characteristics of inequality and differential prosperity found in rich western nations have come to roost in East Asia.’ — From the foreword by Timothy Smeeding
‘In this engaging volume, leading experts utilize high-quality datasets to assess social policies in contemporary East Asia. These excellent and nuanced studies analyze interactions among multiple changes currently underway – including policy reforms, economic shifts, and demographic upheavals. This illuminating collection broadens and deepens cross-national scholarship on poverty and inequality.’ — Janet C. Gornick, City University of New York, Graduate Center, US
About the Author
Edited by Inhoe Ku, Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, South Korea and Peter Saunders, Emeritus Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing (October 17, 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 180088897X
ISBN-13 : 978-1800888975
Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches
Collection: Sociology, Social Policy and Education 2022
Copyright: Copyright Edward Elgar Publishing 2021