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Welfare for Migrant Factory Workers: Moral Struggles and Politics of Care under Market Socialism

Project description

From socialist countries to ‘factories of the world’

Is it possible for socialist social welfare to successfully co-exist with the market economy? The EU-funded WelfareStruggles project turned to China and Vietnam to answer this question. Both countries transformed from centrally planned economies into today’s market economies. They remained under the Communist party’s political monopoly while adopting a system now termed ‘market socialism.’ The transformation has been fuelled by the labour of millions of migrant factory workers from rural areas. In this context, the project will research the welfare of migrant factory workers and their families. By taking an ethnographic approach and carrying out a comparative social policy analysis, it will shed light on the politics of care underlying the provision of welfare in China and Vietnam, which have come to be known as the factories of the world.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 325,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 325,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00