Subjective Well-being of Chinese Elderly: A Comparative Analysis among Urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

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Posted Sep 27, 2016 | Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Jia Miao, Xiaogang Wu

In this paper for the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Jia Miao and Xiaogang Wu investigate the relative importance of living arrangements and social participation for the subjective well-being of the elderly in Hong Kong, urban China and Taiwan. They find that co-residence with children is less closely associated with the  psychological well-being of older people in Hong Kong, than in urban China and Taiwan. Elderly women may benefit more from independent living and social engagement than their male counterparts. Encouraging social participation among the elderly enhances well-being and active ageing.


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