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ERIC Number: EJ1065570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Family Care of People with Intellectual Disability in Rural China: A Magnified Responsibility
Pan, Lu; Ye, Jingzhong
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v28 n4 p352-366 Jul 2015
Background: Welfare for the disabled is becoming an important issue in China and care for people with intellectual disability is challenging because of the inadequacies in formal support and the social service system. Material and Method: Based on ethnographic research in two villages in North China, this paper analyses the dilemmas of family care for people with intellectual disability. The essential data is the ethnographic record of three cases. Results: Rural families strive to provide care through a set of arrangements and bear tremendous stress in the process. Conclusion: Family care for people with intellectual disability in rural China has been increasingly challenged by the forces of labour migration, demographic changes and the ever-growing processes of commoditization. The role of the state has to be strengthened in welfare provision to balance the weakened family care ethos in transforming societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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