1. China's changing welfare mix: Introducing the local perspective Jane Duckett and Beatriz Carrillo 2. Central-local relations in social policy and the development of urban and rural social assistance programmes Xinping Guan and Bing Xu 3. Dibaohu in distress: the meagre minimum livelihood guarantee system in Wuhan Dorothy J. Solinger 4. Local variation in urban social assistance: Community public service agencies in Dalian Daniel Hammond 5. Life goes on: Redundant women workers in Nanjing Jieyu Liu 6. `If you can walk and eat, you don't go to hospital': The quest for healthcare in rural Sichuan Anna Lora-Wainwright 7. Regional disparities and education inequalities: City responses and coping strategies Ka-Ho Mok and Yu-Cheung Wong 8. Life considerations and the housing of rural to urban migrants: the case of Taiyuan Bingqin Li and Mark Duda 9. Older people and the (un)caring state in `China's Manhattan' Anna Boermel 10. Support for the social participation of children and young people with disability in China: a Jiangxi county case study Karen R. Fisher, Xiaoyuan Shang and Jiawen Xie 11. Global discourses, national policies, local outcomes: Reflections on China's welfare reforms Sarah Cook
Beatriz Carrillo is Lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Jane Duckett is Professor of Chinese and Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow, UK.