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Is social policy now a well-established but ‘new’ form of economic development?

  • Dr Adam Fforde,

Economies such as Vietnam are growing in ways that shift economic activity to services rather than manufacturing.

The struggle for universal healthcare in Asia

  • Azad Singh Bali,

There is a tendency to assume a lack of money is the main barrier to achieving universal healthcare. But there are a range of other issues.

Predatory political, bureaucratic and corporate elites have been a core reason for Indonesia’s learning crisis

  • Phil King, Andrew Rosser and Danang Widoyoko,

Indonesia’s learning crisis reflects the influence of predatory political, bureaucratic and corporate elites.

More equitable fiscal systems are needed to improve welfare provision for migrant workers in China and Vietnam

  • Associate Professor Jake Lin & Dr Jingyu Mao,

Public expenditure on social protection in Vietnam and China has lagged behind most developed and developing economies.

Chinese students in Australia: motivations and mobility in the face of COVID-19

  • Dr Yu Hao, Professor Anthony Pym & Yizhou Wang,

Why have so many Chinese international students decided not to return to Australia as the world emerges from COVID-19?