This collaborative research analysed the opportunities of social economy and digital technologies to facilitate social participation of people with disabilities in Australia and China.  

It examined networked strategies to address issues of social inclusion and exclusion. Based on current case studies in both countries, it analyses new approaches to social development and justice through examples of strategic partnerships involving people with disabilities, government, business and civil society through digital and enterprising activities. 

The international comparison offers insights on news paths and partnerships that enable people with disabilities to achieve agency, social recognition and economic security while contributing to innovative approaches to sustained development.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Disability | Chinese Social Policy

  • Fisher, K.R., Yu, H., Li, B., Goggin, G. (2018), Disability employment in China: Empowerment through digital solutions, in Stepan M, Duckett J. eds, Serve the People - Innovation and IT in China‘s social development agenda. pp 61-71. MERICS Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin.
  • Yu H, Goggin G, Fisher, K.R., Li B. (2019), Introduction disability participation in the digital economy, Information, Communication and Society, 22(4): 467-473.
  • Goggin, G., Yu, H., Fisher, K.R., Li, B. (2019), Disability, technology innovation and social development in China and Australia, Journal of Asian Public Policy, 21(1): 34-50.
  • Fisher, K.R, Yu, H., Li, B., Goggin, G. (2017), Impact of the digital economy on disability employment services in China, MERICS Papers on China Workshop, Expanding public services under Xi Jinping: the role of e-solutions and new organisational arrangements for providing better services, Berlin, 8-9 August.

UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

  • Haiqing Yu – Lead CI (UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture)
  • Gerard Goggin (University of Sydney)

Related people

Director of the Chinese Social Policy Stream Bingqin Li
Director of the Chinese Social Policy Stream