This research adopted a qualitative research method to explore work barriers perceived by 36 welfare recipients of a community employment program in Beijing, China. The barriers identified included personal and family factors of low education, lack of working skills, poor physical health, mental health problems and family care burden, along with interpersonal factors of weak social networks and social factors of high competitiveness in the job market and age discrimination. The findings were discussed in Chinese social contexts. The practice and policy implications of the study were noted and further research was recommended.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jan 2015|
- welfare recipients
- work barriers