Title

After the handover in 1997 : development and challenges for social welfare and social work profession in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

Publication Date

6-1-2010

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

52

Last Page

64

Keywords

marketization of social welfare, productivist welfarism, social work education, managerialist approach in welfare

Abstract

This paper analyzes the development of social welfare, social work education, and the social work profession against the background of Hong Kong's socio-economic and political development before and after the historic 1997 transfer of sovereignty. The change from a British colonial regime to China's Special Administrative Region has not changed Hong Kong's welfare regime, which provides the context in which the social work profession and education developed. The welfare sector has been increasingly subject to managerialist control by the government. Marketization in higher education in general has resulted in the proliferation of social work education programs. On the other hand, social work education has ventured new directions of development to face up with the challenges of increasing globalization.

DOI

10.1080/21650993.2010.9756075

Print ISSN

02185385

E-ISSN

21650993

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Recommended Citation

Chui, E., Tsang, S., Mok, J. (2010). After the handover in 1997: Development and challenges for social welfare and social work profession in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20(1), 52-64. doi: 10.1080/21650993.2010.9756075