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A timely volume given China’s emerging role in the world economy and current high profile of comparative studies of social welfare
Includes a cross-disciplinary roster of expert contributors
Discussions of social policy and effects on older people in China allow debates about the impact of health and social welfare on contemporary social life
Aging in China
Implications to Social Policy of a Changing Economic State
Sheying Chen and Jason L. Powell, editors
China’s elder population is on the rise—at a faster rate than anywhere else on the globe, and with fewer young people to support them. These statistics are of no small importance to a nation growing in economic power and world status, or to those looking to China for a deeper understanding of an aging world. Aging in China examines the current picture and future challenges in light of the steps being taken toward comprehensive elder policy after decades of the One Child Law. Approaching China’s complex social policy landscape through conceptual, theoretical, and empirical perspectives, expert contributors analyze critical issues regarding pensions, long-term care, housing, caregiver burden, care inequities between urban and rural sectors, and the economics of providing for a burgeoning population of older people. Included in the coverage:
The development of income security policies for the elderly.
Social policy, family support, and rural elder care.
Gendered social capital and health outcomes among older adults.
An East/West approach to mind-body health among Chinese elders.
Family caregiving and its impact on caregiver mental health.
The evolution of Chinese nonprofit organizations and elder care homes.
As a core resource for nation-specific or comparative study, Aging in China will interest readers across a wide range of disciplines, including gerontologists, sociologists, cross-cultural and health psychologists, and public health policymakers.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Aging in Asia - Aging in China - Aging in Hong Kong - Aging in Taiwan - Caregiving for persons with dementia - Chinese community - Chinese economy - Chinese elderly - Chinese fertility policy - Chinese healthcare - Chinese healthcare policy - Chinese quality of life - Chinese social policy - Mental health in China - One child family policy - Urban housing in China