Institute of Population and Labor Economics and Center for Aging and Family, China Academy of Social Science
Based on the data of the first-generation only-child family survey in urban areas in five provincial-level regions, this paper examined the intention and its determinants of old-age support in family and in nursing home for the aging only-child parents. The results showed that their family support level was low, and most parents were self-supported, while there seemed to be no serious risk in emotional and daily care support among the first-generation only-child parents. About 40% of the only-child parents had a willingness to stay in a nursing home in the future. The higher the educational level and income of the only-child were, the more financial support would be provided for their parents. Parents living with the only-child were provided with more household support and had a low willingness to live in nursing homes. Family support, rather than community-based services, had a substitution effect on institutional support for the aging parents.
only-child in urban areas;family support for the elderly;willingness to stay in a nursing home;community care service
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