Hong Kong: Ruling principles of the government and responses of social work education and practice

Sam W.K. Yu, Ruby C.M. Chau

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the responses of social work practices and education in Hong Kong to the government’s strategy for handling the contradictory relationship between social welfare and capitalism. This strategy aims to reduce the challenges of social welfare to the government’s ruling principles concerning low direct tax, budget surplus, subordination of social policy to economic policy and strong government. With reference to different branches of social work knowledge and values, social workers have diverse responses: some practice in accordance with the government’s strategy; some question the desirability of its associated principles; and some choose to practice outside Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationProfessional Work in National Contexts
EditorsIan Shaw, Rosaleen Ow
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages71-85
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429877995, 9780429465222
ISBN (Print)9781138611795, 9781032090047
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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