Department of Social Work
Defamilisation of twenty-two countries: Its implications for the study of East Asian welfare regime
Two analytical tasks have been conducted in this article. The first is to construct a defamilisation typology that covers eighteen OECD members and four tiger economies (namely Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore). The second is to demonstrate this typology's contribution to the debate on the existence of two essential preconditions for the development of an all-encompassing East Asian welfare regime: (1) the existence of significant differences in the welfare systems between the East Asian countries and the non-East Asian OECD countries; and (2) the existence of significant similarities in the welfare systems of the East Asian countries. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2012.
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Social Policy and Society
Cambridge University Press
Chau, Ruby C. M., and Sam W. K. Yu. "Defamilisation of twenty-two countries: Its implications for the study of East Asian welfare regime." Social Policy and Society 12.3 (2013): 355-367.