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Accountability and User Participation in Chinese Child Welfare Non-Government Organisations Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher

Millions of children now rely on support from Chinese child welfare nongovernment organisations. The government is reforming NGO policy in response to public demands about service quality, but it lacks relevant research. The established team of Chinese social policy researchers at UNSW, London…

Background Paper on Urbanization, Migration, Climate Change and Children in China Current

Funding Agency: UNICEF China
People Involved: Bingqin Li, Megan Blaxland, Karen Fisher, Peter Saunders

UNICEF China has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to produce a background paper that examines child rights in China in the context of migration, urbanisation and climate change.

Building China's Welfare State - Government Purchased Services for Children Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher, Natasha Cortis

The Chinese government has begun to purchase child welfare services to address vast unmet need. This project will improve outcomes for millions of Chinese children by establishing ways China can avoid the quality and accountability problems of 30 years of welfare service purchasing by governments…

Culturally Appropriate Disability Support with Chinese Clients in Sydney Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Sydney
People Involved: Qian Fang, Karen Fisher, Bingqin Li

The action research project is about how disability support organisations provide culturally responsive supports to enhance the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) experience of Australian Chinese people with disability, their families, and communities in Sydney. The project involves…

Disability employment and digital economies Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Bingqin Li

This collaborative research analyses the opportunities of social economy and digital technologies for facilitating social participation of people with disabilities in Australia and China. It examines networked strategies to address issues of social inclusion and exclusion. Based on current case…

Disability employment and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Current

Funding Agency: Disability Innovation Institute UNSW
People Involved: Bingqin Li, Karen Fisher, Zhiming Cheng

This project is a comparative analysis of labour market exclusion of people with disability in Australia and China. The research question is, What prevents people with disability in Australia and China from gaining employment in the digital age? It is background research to test the hypothesis…

Protecting Sexually Abused Children in China Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council, Beijing Children's Legal Aid & Research Center
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Ilan Katz

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a worldwide public health problem. The aim of this project is to better understand how the Chinese state and civil society act to prevent, respond and provide support to the victims of CSA. Findings will underpin the development of a more effective system.


Social Support for Chinese Families with Children with Disability Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Sydney
People Involved: Qian Fang, Karen Fisher

This project aims to understand the social support experiences of Chinese families with children with disability in Sydney, Beijing, and New York City. The project conducts interviews with Chinese parents about their expectations, experiences and reflections on seeking, receiving and organising…

The politics of services subcontracting to NGOs in China Current

Funding Agency: ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher

The project will investigate how, why and with what consequences, the Chinese government formally procures welfare services from NGOs. The 2012 Ministry of Civil Affairs’ amendment to the restrictive regulatory framework made it easier for NGOs to register, and the government sought to…