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East Asia’s Low Welfare Spending Model Fails to Tackle Inequality

The Interpreter

Some say due to strong familial ties, intra-family transfers more or less substituted the role of state welfare in East Asia. But families are getting smaller and evidence suggests that private transfers are not equivalent to public welfare.


Why Welfare Is Still Better Than Work for Some of China’s Poor

Wang Junhui

Fearing their payments will stop if they earn too much, families aren’t taking the chance to be better-off.

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