ERIC Number: ED318848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Perspectives on Aging in the People's Republic of China.
Liang, Jersey; And Others
This document consists of the following three papers: (1) "Aging in the People's Republic of China" (Liang), including a 22-item bibliography; (2) "The Reform of China's Social Security System for the Elderly" (Chuanyi); and (3) "Developing Research on Aging in China" (Jihui). The first paper briefly outlines the history of gerontology in China, describes characteristics of the older Chinese population, explains population aging, describes old age support in both rural and urban areas, describes nonfamily provision for the elderly, and expresses concerns for the elderly Chinese of the future. The second paper considers the part in China's 2,000-year-old tradition played by family structure and respect for the elderly, describes the Chinese retirement system, explains reforms being considered for the retirement and insurance systems, lists activities in which the elderly are being encouraged to engage, mentions a university set up exclusively for the aged, recommends traditional exercises to help the elderly become healthier, and discusses types of activities that can be devised to make the life of the elderly more enjoyable. The third paper describes the Chinese response to the social problems posed by the elderly, explains the important role and the characteristics of the elderly, and discusses problems yet to be solved. Among them are elderly support, widowhood support, management of retirees, improvement of the social service for the elderly, and keeping up the moral standard. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Community Services, Developmental Stages, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Frail Elderly, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Midlife Transitions, Older Adults, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Social Agencies, Social Planning, Social Responsibility, Social Services, Social Structure
International Exchange Center on Gerontology, University of South Florida, P.O. Box 3208, Tampa, FL 33620 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa, FL.
Identifiers - Location: China