Expectations and practice in social citizenship: Some insights from an attitude survey in a Chinese society
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AbstractThis paper draws on empirical evidence from an attitude survey in a Chinese society to show that the universal ideals of social citizenship have strong appeal among the Chinese in Hong Kong, even though the latter are conventionally seen as having low expectations in the area of social rights. It is also shown that high expectations of social responsibilities do not imply low expectations of social citizenship. However, this does not mean that cultural context or tradition, does not matter. Findings of strong support for the responsibility of parents to care for children, but in a westernized and modern context, suggest that cultural variations in beliefs about social citizenship and practice continue, but framed by an understanding of, and moral commitment to, more universal values of social citizenship.
All Author(s) ListWong CK, Wong KY
Journal nameSocial Policy and Administration
Volume Number39
Issue Number1
Pages19 - 34
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChina; Hong Kong; public opinion; social citizenship; welfare attitudes
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPlanning & Development; PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT; Public Administration; PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION; Social Issues; SOCIAL ISSUES; Social Work; SOCIAL WORK

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