Institutional care for elders in rural China

Bei Wu, Zongfu Mao, Qin Xu

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Abstract

The long-term care (LTC) literature has been generally associated with industrialized countries. However, LTC needs are increasing in the developing world at a rate that far exceeds than experienced by industrialized countries. Using China as a case study, the purpose of this report is to provide an example of an emerging institutional care system for rural elders in a rapidly developing country. It covers two major domains of the system: service delivery and financing. The report presents several main issues involved in the development of institutional care for elders and discusses relevant policy implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-239
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Aging and Social Policy
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • China
  • Elders
  • Institutional care
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Institutional care for elders in rural China. / Wu, Bei; Mao, Zongfu; Xu, Qin.

In: Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2008, p. 218-239.

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Wu, Bei ; Mao, Zongfu ; Xu, Qin. / Institutional care for elders in rural China. In: Journal of Aging and Social Policy. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 218-239.
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