Study on the Meaning of Chinese Filial Obligation and Forms of Family Care for the Elderly (68372)

Session Information: Aging and Gerontology
Session Chair: Natalia Ozegalska-Lukasik

Saturday, 1 April 2023 14:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Chinese elderly care for centuries was shaped by the fact that support for older adults was considered the first and foremost responsibility of the immediate family. This has also been reflected in the Chinese Government’s elderly care policy, governed by a 90/7/3 formula, which aims for 90 percent of seniors to remain at home, 7 percent to stay at intermediate facilities, and 3 percent at nursing homes. In recent years, the function of families acting as aging support resources has weakened. It is not only due to the demographic situation of Chinese society but also decreased both capabilities of adult children to take care of their old parents and their willingness to provide aging support for the elderly. This contribution aims to provide the current outlook on the understanding of filial obligation. Based on collecting reflections of Chinese with at least one living parent, the research studies their relationship with dependents and their readiness to provide support. We consider both the physical and psychological aspects of elderly care. Besides examining filial responsibilities, deeply enrooted in other state-of-art studies, we also try to underline demographic and geographical variabilities.

Natalia Ozegalska-Lukasik, Jagiellonian University, Poland

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Natalia Ozegalska-Lukasik is a University Doctoral Student at Jagiellonian University in Poland

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00