Institutional care for elders in rural China.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The long-term care (LTC) literature has been generally associated with industrialized countries. However, LTC needs are increasing in the developing world at a rate that far exceeds than experienced by industrialized countries. Using China as a case study, the purpose of this report is to provide an example of an emerging institutional care system for rural elders in a rapidly developing country. It covers two major domains of the system: service delivery and financing. The report presents several main issues involved in the development of institutional care for elders and discusses relevant policy implications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, B; Mao, Z; Xu, Q

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 218 - 239

PubMed ID

  • 18788366

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-0821

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-9420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/08959420801977632


  • eng