From the baseline China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) data, a report from researchers of USC, Peking University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a team of international partner institutions found stark gender differences in how men and women age in the developing world.
Nowhere on Earth will the impact of the aging revolution be as drastic as in China — by 2050, there will be more than 400 million Chinese citizens over the age of 60. As the world watches to see how the country meets these unprecedented challenges, high-ranking officials invited USC Davis School of Gerontology Assistant Dean Maria Henke to explore the possibility of international collaborations.
Exploring Disability Among Chinese Elderly Population: Prevalence, Use of Social Service and Gender Difference
Man Guo's project examines the use of social services among the elderly disabled Chinese as well as the gender difference in terms of disability prevalence and the use of social services.
Merril Silverstein teaches at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and in the USC Sociology Department.
Chen, "Intergenerational social support and the psychological well-being of older parents in China," 1998
USC thesis in Aging.
Kwei, "An elderly perspective: A case study of elderly residents' preferences and opinions on housing in various communities in Beijing," 2009
USC thesis in Gerontology and Urban Planning.
Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally.