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Economic stress, human capital, and families in Asia : research and policy challenges

Author: Mui Teng Yap; Wei-Jun Jean Yeung
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013] ©2013
Series: Quality of life in Asia, v. 4.
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This book presents recent findings about the consequences and policy implications of economic stress for human capital development and family well-being in Asia. The scope of the chapters goes beyond the impact of current financial crisis to include the effect of economic deprivation families in Asia experience as a result of job loss, low-wage employment, and catastrophic natural calamities. The studies show how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mui Teng Yap; Wei-Jun Jean Yeung
ISBN: 9789400773868 9400773862 9400773854 9789400773851
OCLC Number: 868921066
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges; Wei-Jun Jean Yeung --
PART I: OVERVIEW --
Chapter 2: Global Financial Crisis and Economic and Social Challenges for Asia and the Pacific; Noeleen Heyzer --
Chapter 3: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children in East Asia and the Pacific: A UNICEF Perspective (2009-2010); Samman J. Thapa and Mahesh S. Patel --
Chapter 4: The Long Reach of Early Childhood Poverty; Greg J. Duncan and Katherine Magnuson --
PART II: WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ECONOMIC STRESS --
Chapter 5: The 1997 Economic Crisis and Changes in the Pattern of Achieved Fertility and Ideal Number of Children in Korea; Doo-Sub Kim --
Chapter 6: Abandoned or Abandoning Men: Economic Stress, Gender Relations and Migration of Filipinas to Singapore; Janet M. Arnado --
Chapter 7: Economic Insecurity and Husband-to-Wife Physical Assault in Hong Kong: The Role of Husband's Power Motive; Adam K. L. Cheung and Susanne Y. P. Choi --
PART III: ECONOMIC STRESS AND HEALTH --
Chapter 8: Economic Stress and Health among Rural Chinese Elderly; Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and Zhenhua Xu --
Chapter 9: Poverty, Perceived Economic Strain and Psychological Distress among Thai Older Adults; Kattika Thanakwang --
PART IV: SOCIAL SUPPORT DURING ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS --
Chapter 10: Social Networks and Reduction of Risk in Disasters: An Example of the Wenchuan Earthquake; Zhao Yandong --
Chapter 11: Human and Social Capital Dynamics in Economic Crises --
The Impact on Poor Chinese Migrant Children in Hong Kong during the Far East Economic Crisis; Sam Wong --
PART V: ECONOMIC STRESS AND PUBLIC POLICY --
Chapter 12: Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs): A Child Policy Strategy in Asia; Shirley Gatenio Gabel and Sheila B. Kamerman --
Chapter 13: The Impact of Economic Crises on Health: Past Evidence and Policy Implications for Asia; Kai-Hong Phua and Kai-Lit Phua --
Chapter 14: Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore; Irene Y. H. Ng and Kong-Weng Ho --
Chapter 15: Conclusion and Policy Implications; Yap Mui Teng.
Series Title: Quality of life in Asia, v. 4.
Responsibility: Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Mui Teng Yap, editors.
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