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State pension and family support in ageing China: alternative or complementary?

Pan, Zhulianyi (2018) State pension and family support in ageing China: alternative or complementary?

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Abstract:The ageing population in China is becoming an increasingly serious issue, and family support, which is the most traditional mode of elderly care in China, has been severely challenged. Thus, the state pension has played a more important role in the Chinese pension system than before. Based on the CLHLS data of China in 2012, the Logistic model, linear regression model and mediation model are used to analyze the impact of state pension on family support. The research found that the state pension replaced family support to a certain extent. And there are some differences between the elderly in urban and rural areas. For urban elderly, state pension not only weakens the children's spiritual comfort to the elderly but also squeezes out the children's economic support for the elderly. For the rural elderly, state pension only has a positive effect on the elderly receiving daily life care, but no significant effect on spiritual comfort and economic support. The residential style has a moderation effect on the elderly receiving the family support. The research shows the importance to coordinate the relationship between the state pension and traditional family support in order to effectively solve the pension dilemma of the ageing China.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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