Title

Welfare state without dependency : the case of the UK Chinese people

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Social Policy and Society

Publication Date

10-2007

Volume

6

Issue

4

First Page

503

Last Page

514

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

The present study was based on data from 100 face-to-face interviews, supplemented by findings from 316 respondents in a national postal survey, and shows that UK Chinese respondents were family-orientated and self-reliant, having low expectations of public welfare. These features challenge the myth of welfare dependency of ethnic minorities. Also, compared with Chinese welfare practices based on strong moral values and duties towards other people, New Labour's welfare culture lacks a solid social and ethical base for nurturing the concepts of duty and self-reliance.

DOI

10.1017/S1474746407003843

Print ISSN

14747464

E-ISSN

14753073

Funding Information

This research study is conducted with a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (award reference: R000223924). {R000223924}

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2007 Cambridge University Press. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chan, C. K., Cole, B., & Bowpitt, G. (2007). Welfare state without dependency: The case of the UK Chinese people. Social Policy and Society, 6(4), 503-514. doi: 10.1017/S1474746407003843

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