Chinese Aging Population: System’s Paradigm for Ideal Elderly Practices

Marryum Akmal, Usman Akbar, Yumei Hou, Ling He


The growing elderly phenomenon is seriously affecting social and economic development issues in China. Even after having implemented ample favorable laws, Chinese elderly are still suffering. Due to longstanding childbirth policy, increasing elderly population and imbalance rural-urban treatment of the elderly, the current intensifying situation senses China in a spider web. Confucius taught ethics losing its roots, and elderly population tends to become an additional burden. This paper math out a general broadly viewed Elderly Peace Space System (EPSS) framework that may have answers to the frantic difficulties. It aims to change the current psycho-social practices of the elderly in China. It puts an idea of a government controlled centralized institutional framework having integrated services and having Elderly Welfare Cottage Industry (EWCI), which contributes in transforming imbalance elderly services to balanced services, shifting perception for the elderly from being an economic burden to economy supporter, and changing the elderly ”material and money” support to cultural support of filial piety .

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