Human Dignity And Welfare Systems by Chak Kwan Chan

By Chak Kwan Chan

Pro-'workfare' governments justify their guidelines via claiming 'workfare' is helping improve vanity and advertise the distinction of unemployed recipients. nonetheless, welfare activists argue that 'workfare' suppresses the consideration of unemployed people. This ebook examines the idea that of human dignity during this context and makes an attempt to explain its which means. For the 1st time, it: formulates a framework for comparing the honour of welfare recipients; makes use of this framework to discover the consideration of unemployed individuals in 4 diverse welfare structures: united kingdom, Sweden, China and Hong Kong; compares the stipulations of human dignity in every one case and identifies elements which complement or suppress it. "Human dignity and welfare platforms" is necessary studying for college students and lecturers within the fields of social coverage, social paintings, philosophy and politics. it's also an invaluable reference textual content for politicians, welfare directors and activists.

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It is expected that 27,000 unemployed people can be served over a four-year period. The NGOs provide CSSA unemployed recipients and other non-CSSA unemployed persons with information on job searching, counselling, job attachment and follow-up support. 55) for a maximum of six months. The SJAP was started in January 2001 and was extended for a further year in 2003. The Intensive Employment Assistance Fund (IEAF) The IEAF is a three-year programme launched in 2001. Unlike the SJAP, the IEAF does not have a job attachment period.

Chan, 1998, p 287). With limited resources, some parents may use illegal means to meet their children’s needs. It was reported that an unemployed man planned to commit burglary in order to have the money to buy a NewYear’s present for his three-year-old son. The case reveals the importance of a welfare system to provide adequate resources to help parents to meet the social needs of children. Unfortunately, the existing CSSA fails to help parents to fulfil their caring duties. As a result, poor children are suffering from a shortage of food and are deprived of a normal social life.

Parents’ caring commitments towards their children may be associated with a sense of meaning and pride which is essential to their psychological wellbeing. In this study, we are mainly concerned with whether unemployed parents have been provided with the conditions that enable them to meet their children’s physical, social and educational needs. 25 Human dignity and welfare systems Promoting social integration As was illustrated in Chapter Two, human beings need attachment that provides them with a sense of belonging and security.

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