Social Welfare: Policies, Perspectives and Challenges


Miranda L. Presley (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC025000

Social scientists and philosophers alike have explored well-being and happiness. Well-being has been described as the “ultimate” dependent variable in social science. Well-being is an overall concept that includes a variety of aspects of satisfaction and health, and refers to both global and context-specific evaluations of one’s life. However, well-being is elusive for historically marginalized communities, such as the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community.

One aspect of well-being is finding meaningful employment where we are treated with dignity and respect. Employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers remains a significant problem worldwide. This book begins with a discussion on the well-being of sexual minority workers. It also provides an analysis of theoretical and empirical social choices; safety net reconstruction; government preferences, import tariffs and social welfare; and an analysis of the second generation safety nets in Africa. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Well-Being and Sexual Minority Workers: Directions for Social Welfare Policy and Practice (pp. 1-12)
Trevor G. Gates (Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, College at Brockport, State University of New York, NY, USA)

Chapter 2 – Social Choice Analysis: Theoretical and Empirical (pp. 13-48)
Wulf Gaertner (Department of Economics, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany)

Chapter 3 – Conditions for the Benefit from and Need for Social Welfare in Hong Kong (pp. 49-72)
Chau-kiu Cheung (City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 4 – Safety Net Reconstruction: Reform and Development of Social Assistance in China (pp. 73-86)
Haomiao Zhang (School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)

Chapter 5 – Government Preference, Import Tariffs and Social Welfare (pp. 87-98)
Leonard F. S. Wang, Jen-yao Lee and Angela C. Chao (Department of Applied Economics, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 6 – Social Safety Nets Reloaded: An Analysis of the Second Generation Safety Nets in Africa (pp. 99-142)
Horman Chitonge (Institutions: Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa)


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