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《Population Journal》 2006-04
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"Remained Elderly" Care in Rural in the Process of Labor Migration

Due to large amount of adult children migrating out of rural areas for work in urban areas,the care for rural elderly who remained behind has come to be one of people's top concerns.Based on the survey "The Impacts of Flow-out of Young People on Caring of the Elderly in Rural Areas"conducted by Institute of Gerontology,Renmin University of China,this study aims to explore the influences of labor migration on the care of rural elderly.The analysis indicates that the older persons are facing difficulties of health,daily cares caused by the decrease of number of care giver,heavy responsibilities including farm work and housework.Moreover,social care network including rural grass-root organizations,local communities,volunteers cannot satisfy the care needs by the elderly.This study also tries to explain the impact mechanism of labor migration on the care system of "remained elderly" in rural China.
【CateGory Index】: D669.6
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