Erosion of Eldercare in China: a Socio-Ethical Inquiry in Aging, Elderly Suicide and the Government’s Responsibilities in the Context of the One-Child Policy

@article{Nie2016ErosionOE,
  title={Erosion of Eldercare in China: a Socio-Ethical Inquiry in Aging, Elderly Suicide and the Government’s Responsibilities in the Context of the One-Child Policy},
  author={J. Nie},
  journal={Ageing International},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={350-365}
}
  • J. Nie
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Ageing International
More than 200 million elderly people now live in China, about 15 % of the total Chinese population, equivalent to the fifth most populous country in the world. China’s “one-child policy” significantly accelerated the advent of an aging society, radically altered the structure of the population, and made eldercare a more challenging task. The oldest population group and families who lose the single child are rapidly increasing. Most alarmingly, suicide rates among elderly Chinese are extremely… Expand
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