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Towards a new Chinese welfare state – perceptions about distributive justice in China

Prosjektleder

Eksterne forskere

Alexander Cappelen, FAIR

Ranveig Falch, FAIR

Bertil Tungodden, FAIR

Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr, University of Bergen

Cornelius Cappelen, University of Bergen

Tor Midtbø, University of Bergen

Stein Kuhnle, University of Bergen

Professor Martin King Whyte, Harvard University, Melbourne University

Professor Pierre Landry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Forskningstema

Kina

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About

The research project focuses on how Chinese citizens’ experiences, preferences, norms and values relate to different types on inequality and the development of China’s social security regime. It is well-established that China has seen rapid growth in inequalities since the Reform and Opening up started 40 years ago. How Chinese citizens perceive inequalities is less understood. The conventional view in discussions about welfare in China is that despite great progress in improving living conditions and reducing poverty, large segments of the population are dissatisfied with increasing inequalities and see current distribution systems as unfair. However, some studies indicate the opposite, documenting widespread acceptance of inequalities and belief in market based distribution principles in China.

The project aims to provide more knowledge and research in this field through collecting and analysing data on how Chinese citizens see these issues. In the summer of 2014 the project undertook a national survey of perceptions of distributive justice in China. The survey builds on and is comparable to previous studies of perceptions on inequality and distributive injustice in China conducted by Harvard University and Beijing University in 2004 and 2009. In addition, experiments exploring normative dilemmas in welfare design has been conducted for different age groups in China. The project has also implemented a survey module in German and American surveys to allow for international comparisons of the results.

Funding

for the project is provided by the Norwegian Research Council, with additional funding granted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the University of Bergen and the Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, inequality and Rationality.

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forskningsraadet The project is part of the Norwegian Research Council Programme for Welfare, Working Life and Migration Research (VAM).

Ledelse

Daglig leder: Tone Fløtten

Forskningssjefer: Anne Britt Djuve og Sissel Trygstad

Forskningsledere: Kristin AlsosJon M.Hippe, Jon Rogstad og Åge Arild Tiltnes

Økonomi- og administrasjon: Mona Sandbæk

Informasjonsavdelingen: Jon Lahlum

Kontakt

PB 2947 Tøyen, NO-0608 Oslo

Gateadresse: Borggata 2B Detaljert kart

Tel: +47 22088600

Fax: +47 22088700

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Webredaksjon: Anne Mette Ødegård og Jon Lahlum

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