Young People Leaving State Care in China

Xiaoyuan Shang and Karen R. Fisher

Young People Leaving State Care in China

Xiaoyuan Shang and Karen R. Fisher

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

264 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447336693 Published November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
For children who grow up being cared for by the state, rather than their families, in China, the past twenty years has seen a shift: China has gone away from keeping those children in institutions and towards alternative approaches that attempt to honor children’s rights to an inclusive childhood and adulthood. This book reviews the changes in policy and practice that underlie this shift, and, through interviews with young people involved with state care in the period, presents a clear view of how the change in approach has affected individual lives. As this is an issue that all countries struggle with, the lessons on offer here will be of value not just to those working in and studying China but to a broader range of practitioners in child welfare and development.
Review Quotes
Kinglun Ngok, Centre for Public Administration Research, Sun Yat-Sen University
"This book provides us with intriguing stories of Chinese orphans in their adulthood. It also offers a telling argument for changing practices to ensure a better future for children in state care."
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