Population Aging in China

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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, 1989 - Demography - 109 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Industrial structure
7
Main economic indicators China in selected years
8
Investment direction
9
Employment
10
Education level
11
Household net income and living expenditure of peasants
13
Family size and type
14
Part Two STUDY ON POPULATION AGING IN CHINA
43
INTRODUCTION
45
Objects
46
FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY ON THE ELDERLY
47
Economic characteristics of the elderly
49
Health of the elderly
56
Source of help provided to the sick elderly
59
Daily life of the elderly
60

Social security
16
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ELDERLY IN CHINA
20
Urban and rural distribution
21
Proportion of population aged 60 years and over to total population by cities
22
Employment
24
Marital status
25
Living arrangements
27
Ethnic variations characteristics
28
The centenarian
29
IMPLICATIONS OF THE AGING OF POPULATION ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC STRUCTURE
31
Areadifferentials of aging
32
Table 482 Population projected by fiveyear age group China 19852050 mean variant
35
The three phases of the aging process of population
38
Social security
40
Trends of working people by age group three variants China 19852025
41
Medical facilities and costs
42
Social activities of the elderly
61
Housing
62
Personal wishes and feelings
64
Summary
67
FINDINGS ON CARE PROVIDERS
69
Roles played by RPCPs
70
Welfare programmes for the elderly
72
FINDINGS OF INTENSIVE INTERVIEW
74
Ideas about the support of the elderly in big and small families
75
Government and nongovernment help to the elderly
76
The health status of the elderly
78
Leisure time and recreational activities
79
Core Questionnaire for the Aged Persons
80
Questionnaire for Resident Primary Care Providers
90
Agespecific employment rate 1982
104

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