Social Indicators Research Series

Social Development in Asia

Editors: Kwong-leung Tang (Ed.)

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Most Asian countries have shown a strong commitment to rapid economic development. Economists have argued that the fruits from economic development will be spread equitably throughout the population. In the absence of a strong tradition of social rights, social development in Asia has long been taken for granted. This collection documents social development in the Asian countries of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and India and concludes that social development has lagged behind economic development. This has given rise to `distorted development' in many countries. Serious development problems of poverty and inequalities have lingered even in these economically advanced countries of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. These problems have been exacerbated in the wake of the Asian economic crisis. In order to harmonize social development with economic growth, Asian states ought to be more proactive in their development agendas.
As a text on social development in Asia, this book is primarily intended for practitioners and students of social work, social administration, and social policy. It is also relevant for students and practitioners of sociology, economics, and public policy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Development in Asia
Editors
  • Kwong-leung Tang
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4028-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4028-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6256-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5778-3
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 187
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