Elderly Care, Intergenerational Relationships and Social Change in Rural China (Hardcover)

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Elderly Care, Intergenerational Relationships and Social Change in Rural China (Hardcover)

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This book investigates how rapid socio-political-economic change in China since 1949 has affected intergenerational relationships and practices in rural areas, specifically the care provided to elderly parents by their adult children. It focuses on the lived experiences of rural villagers and their perceptions of the impact of these socio-political changes on intergenerational relationships, care of the elderly, family cohesion, and the traditional value of filial piety. It notably considers the importance of filial piety as a dominant family value, the conflict between strong family bonds and growing desires for individuality and autonomy, the prevalence of migrant work among adult children and the diversification of intergenerational practices, alongside the need for national policy and services development for residential and community-based aged care in rural China.

Fang Cao currently teaches Chinese at La Trobe University, Australia. She completed her PhD studies in 2017 from La Trobe University and her research focuses on eldercare and local communities in China.
Product Details ISBN: 9789811329616
ISBN-10: 9811329613
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 12th, 2019
Pages: 199
Language: English