Externally-resident daughters, social capital, and support for the elderly in rural Tibet.

@article{Childs2011ExternallyresidentDS,
  title={Externally-resident daughters, social capital, and support for the elderly in rural Tibet.},
  author={Geoff Childs and Melvyn C. Goldstein and Puchung Wangdui},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={1-22}
}
This paper focuses on assistance that externally-resident daughters provide for their aging parents in rural Tibet, China, to challenge the notion that rapid modernization invariably threatens family-based care systems for the elderly. The authors discuss social and economic changes associated with modernization that have created new opportunities for parents to send daughters out of their natal households in ways that can benefit them in old age. By investing in a daughter's education so she… CONTINUE READING