Social workers jump tenfold in Xiamen over the past decade
City officials announced last week that Xiamen now boasts more than 11,000 certified social workers, a 10-fold increase in ten years.
The totals account for nearly one third of the province’s total. Xiamen has 21.22 licensed workers per 10,000 residents, among the highest ratios in the country.
Xiamen includes a total of 119 social work service institutions that provide assistance in the fields of social welfare, social assistance, community governance, marriage and family, mental health, rehabilitation of the disabled, crime prevention and drug control and rehabilitation.