social welfare needs of residents in polluted areas: A case of dioxin pollution in southern Taiwan

Tsuey Ping Lee, Yungnane Yang, Chien Hung Tung

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Abstract

This article defines the social welfare needs of residents living in a severely polluted community by examining a set of communities around the An-shun plant in southern Taiwan that were polluted by dioxin. The study examines the inhabitants' economic status, the communities' manpower utilization, and the prevention of social contingencies and the provision of aftercare. A survey conducted between March-April 2008 revealed the need to reduce poverty in these highly polluted communities, to identify and maximize each community's human resources, to address illness, aging, pollution, and lack of professional skills, and to better inform residents about pollution so that they can understand how to protect themselves. The article concludes with suggested programs to meet the social welfare needs of residents in a highly polluted community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Administration and Development
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Public Administration

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