SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth - Study Abroad


Social Welfare System in China: Processes and Challenges
Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Due to rapid industrialization, enormous and continuous urban sprawl, the city is home to an increasing number of migrants from the Chinese countryside as well as ethnic minorities from other parts of East Asia.  These circumstances make Beijing a fascinating environment to study the expanding demands of Chinese social welfare systems.

This intensive, two-week, three-credit course begins with an online pre-departure orientation and preliminary readings.  The in-country instruction will be based at Renmin University of China in Beijing. Students will take classes in the morning and participate in field visits in the afternoon to national and local social welfare departments and social work agencies. China social work educators, researchers, and practitioners will join the program for both didactic and field experiences.



Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth and productive employment and decent work for all