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Title: Workfare versus reconceptualizing work : rethinking social security reform for lone mothers in Hong Kong
Authors: Leung, L
Chan, K 
Keywords: Caring
Lone mother
Social security
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: International social work, 2015, v. 58, no. 1, p. 111-122 How to cite?
Journal: International social work 
Abstract: Workfare has become a dominant social welfare approach in dealing with unemployment in various cities around the world. Recent social security reforms for lone mothers on benefits in Hong Kong are examples of the application of workfare in practice. This article argues that workfare strategy based on an outdated industrial-productivist conception of work contributes to the marginalization and undervaluation of work performed by disadvantaged groups. A reconceptualization of work will help to open up new alternatives in social work practice.
ISSN: 0020-8728
EISSN: 1461-7234
DOI: 10.1177/0020872812461044
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