Hirshon Suite Room I205 Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th St NY New York, NY 1001
Dr. Qin Gao will be sharing insights from her new book, Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assitance in China, at The New School's India China Institute on October 12th from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.
Welfare, Work, and Poverty 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. Welfare, Work, and Poverty is essential reading for political scientists, economists, sociologists, public policy researchers, and social workers interested in learning about and understanding contemporary China.