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Juliann Manning


In China, the need to care for the elderly population is increasing dramatically. China’s baby boomer generation is now aging, and in great need of assistance. As a result of China’s economic reform in the 1990’s, the country has undergone a rapid process of globalization that is now changing our world. Increased geographic mobility, longevity, the one-child policy, increased job opportunities, and the change of social roles in China are all factors that have resulted in decreased availability for adult children to take care of their aging parents. Attitudes and perspectives on elderly care have developed and varied as the structure of China has drastically changed.

Note on the Author

Juliann Manning is graduating in 2013 with a B.S. in Social Work, and a minor in Criminal Justice. Her research was mentored by Dr. Jing Tan from the BSU Social Work Department in Summer 2011. She presented her work at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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