Applying WHO’s Age-Friendly Communities Framework to a National Survey in China

Yi Wang, Ernest Gonzales, Nancy Morrow-Howell

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    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This article used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China. Chi- square and t-tests examined the rural and urban differences. Results suggest that many AFC concepts did not apply well in developing areas. The Chinese survey measured important environmental aspects in developing regions that were missing in the WHO AFC framework.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)215-231
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
    Volume60
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

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    Keywords

    • Age-Friendly Community
    • CHARLS
    • China
    • developing
    • rural
    • urban

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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    Applying WHO’s Age-Friendly Communities Framework to a National Survey in China. / Wang, Yi; Gonzales, Ernest; Morrow-Howell, Nancy.

    In: Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Vol. 60, No. 3, 03.04.2017, p. 215-231.

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    Wang, Yi ; Gonzales, Ernest ; Morrow-Howell, Nancy. / Applying WHO’s Age-Friendly Communities Framework to a National Survey in China. In: Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2017 ; Vol. 60, No. 3. pp. 215-231.
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