Emerging services for community-based long-term care in urban China: A systematic analysis of Shanghai's community-based agencies

Bei Wu, Mary W. Carter, R. Turner Goins, Chunrong Cheng

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China's rapid economic reforms, coupled with the changes in age composition of the demographic structure, have greatly affected the traditional family support system. In response to these changes, efforts to develop new models of community-based long-term care (CBLTC) for elders in China have received growing attention. This paper provides a systematic analysis of the current status of emerging CBLTC systems in Shanghai, China. It covers several domains of the system: service delivery, workforce, financing, and quality of care management. Several main issues involved in the development of the emerging system are addressed, and relevant policy implications are presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-60
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Aging and Social Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005



  • China
  • Community-based long-term care
  • Elder care
  • Elders
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Gerontology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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