Theory on social exclusion of vulnerable children is applied mainly in OECD countries, in both discourse and policy. The project aims to extend the concept by applying it to young people with disability who have experienced institutional or foster care in China. The method is qualitative interview data collection from children, families, workers and officials in one site. The research framework will analyse experiences of social exclusion of young people with disability, including human rights, multiple disadvantage and dynamic dimensions; and the policy responses to their exclusion. The results will generate new theoretical approaches, empirical data and concepts to develop analytical tools for indicators of social exclusion relevant to developing societies.
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences