Rural Women

Study on Coresidence Transition of the Elderly People and Children in Rural Area

Wang Ping
School of Management of Xi'an Jiaotong University
Population Journal 2007-2

Abstract:The paper analyzed three levels of situations of the elderly, adult children's numbers and intergenerational support between the elderly and their children, which affected the transitions in children's coresidence with older adults. The paper found that the transitions in coresidence was centered on the needs of children's development, which implied the needs of supporting to the elderly. The transitions in coresidence are affected by the concepts of traditional and modem supporting to the elderly. There are important affects of the economic factor.
Keywords:rural area, elderly people, coresidence, transition

Paper type:Published