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The Resource The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai ... [et al.], (electronic book)

The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects
Title
The elderly and old age support in rural China
Title remainder
challenges and prospects
Statement of responsibility
Fang Cai ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China examines projected demographic changes that will afect the economic well-being of China's rural elderly over the next 20 years, taking into account both China's sharp demographic transition and the ontinued migration of young adults to cities. The projected old age dependency ratio of 34 percent in China's rural areas by 2030 suggests that support of the elderly is likely to be an increasing burden on China's families. The book documents the sources of financial support, poverty incidence, and vulnerability of the rural elderly since the early 1990s. In contrast to the urban elderly, who frequently have pension support, the rural elderly typically rely either on their own labor income or financial support from adult children. A substantial share of China's rural elderly continue to work well beyond age 70, but labor as a primary source of support falls sharply during their 60s. Additional evidence suggests that the rural elderly work well beyond 60 out of necessity and only stop working when physically incapacitated. The final sections of the book review experiences with rural pensions during the 1990s and 2000s and draw out the lessons that have informed the design of a new national rural pension scheme. Among the many issues discussed, the report highlights the importance of providing incentives for participation in the pension scheme and of the portability of pensions for a mobile population.--publisher description
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
305.260951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1064.C6
LC item number
E43 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cai, Fang
  • World Bank
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old age pensions
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Rural poor
Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10547187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 148 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821389034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The elderly and old age support in rural China : challenges and prospects, Fang Cai ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10547187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 148 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821389034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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