• Karakters_4_kennis

    Kennis | 知识

  • Karakters_6_ontwikkeling

    Ontwikkelingen | 发展

  • Karakters2_werelden verbinden

    Werelden verbinden | 国际接轨

  • Karakters3_uitwisseling

    Uitwisseling | 交流

  • Karakters_5_samenwerking

    Samenwerking | 合作

  • Karakters_1_samenwerking

    Samenwerking | 合作

For over 2,500 years, many adult children in China have followed the Confucian doctrine of filial piety, or xiao, which promoted providing physical care for their ageing parents at home. Until recently, Chinese law also required that all adult children take care of their ageing parents - with only childless elders being cared for in welfare institutions by the public sector or the government. Thus, families with adult children had no expectations for institutional care of elderly parents. However, with Chinese baby boomers approaching retirement age, China’s families, government, and private sector have begun to anticipate the very real likelihood that familial elder care will be unlikely to meet the needs of a great many elders. With the one-child policy in place for more than a generation, the tradition of multiple caregivers being available in each generation has been severely disrupted. Tens of millions of retirees have only one adult child to rely on. Private care homes are now starting to increase in number and this study examines the changing attitudes toward institutional care in China, using the city of Nanjing as an example. The main research questions were: . . . . . read more


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