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Ageing in Hong Kong and the UK: a comparison of the Chinese at home and abroad

Rochelle, TL, Shardlow, SM and Ng, SH 2009, 'Ageing in Hong Kong and the UK: a comparison of the Chinese at home and abroad' , The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 8 (1) , pp. 25-43.

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    Abstract

    It is accepted that many parts of the world are now facing major demographic changes as the population ages and older people become a larger proportion of the population. Being an older person in a modern city can be a challenging experience: the loosening of family bonds, geographical dispersal of family members, cultural dominance of what has been termed “youth culture,” and the loss of social esteem for those beyond working age, combined with some of the inevitabilities of the ageing process, such as the loss of friendships, declining physical abilities, increased likelihood of chronic ill health, and increased likelihood of experiencing depression. How are these tensions likely to be exacerbated for ageing Chinese individuals living in Hong Kong and for those ageing migrants in the UK? The present study explores the differences.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Comparative Asian Development
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1533-9114
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    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 10:35
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:03
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/3021

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