This collection of articles selected from
Blue Book of Chinese Society 2015 published in Chinese reviews China’s social condition from 2013 to 2014. The articles featured cover a range of social issues, including employment, income and consumption, social security, and others. Findings are presented and analyzed from a number of social surveys on topics such as the public’s conception of a “good society”, quality of life in urban areas, migrant workers, university students and graduates, and household registration system reform. In addition, recent development of and future outlook for internet public opinion, labor relations, agriculture and urbanization are examined. Each article ends with policy suggestions, and a statistical overview of China’s social development is given in the appendix.
Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, (the former
China Society Yearbook)
Volume 2 continues the tradition of presenting the findings of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ subject research group for the “Analysis and Forecast of the Social Situation” in China. This volume includes analyses of some important social issues in China for 2011-2013, including the urban-rural income and its reform; new development in Chinese social security; reform and development of medical and healthcare industries; living and health issues of the senior population; and employment difficulties, among others.
Written by contributors from professional research and survey organizations, universities, and related governmental sections,
Chinese Research Perspective on Society, Volume 2 provides an excellent resource for those interested in current societal changes in China.
This translated volume is based on the Chinese publication
Green Book of Population and Labor (No. 18). It focuses on the new era of economic growth fueled primarily by innovation and entrepreneurship, and corresponding developments in China’s employment landscape. Chapter one offers an overview of China’s new economy. Chapter two examines emerging trends in both the labor and the job markets. Changes to labor relations under the new economy are discussed in chapter three, followed by two chapters that look closely at the role China’s largest online ride-hailing service provider has played in shaping the workforce and in job creation. The final chapter reports on current policy support for innovative industries, and makes recommendations.
All the articles featured in this volume first appeared in the Chinese-language edition of
Blue Book of Chinese Society 2014. They present and analyze developments in 2012-2013 in income and consumption, industrial transformation, employment, social security, healthcare, education, quality of life and public sentiments. Most data come from several large-scale social surveys. There are a number of highlights. An entire chapter is devoted to capturing Chinese people’s outlook on their own future and that of the country. A special report takes the pulse of the Internet, whose social impact has grown rapidly in recent years. And for the first time in this series parenting strategies and styles of people with young children received special attention. Policy suggestions are provided.