In the foreseeable future, Asia will continue to be host to the largest share of the world elderly population, constituting a major demographic challenge for Asian nations, and especially for the region’s developing economies. One key aspect of Asia’s aging that raises considerable concern is the question of eldercare. With the rapid growth of both proportion and number of older adults in Asia, the traditional eldercare system, which is mostly family based, is under tremendous pressure to keep pace with social transformation accompanying modernisation and urbanisation in the region.
Reflecting strong academic interest in the causes and consequences of rapid aging and changing care needs, this special issue features key papers representing cutting-edge research in this field published in APS since the mid-2000s. The selected papers reveal complicated issues and dilemmas pertaining to eldercare across Asian countries, including the changing roles of family, trends in intergenerational support, left-behind parents due to migration, the gendered pattern of caregiving, and caregiver stress, etc.
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|Migration and left-behind parents and children of migrants in Cambodia: a look at household composition and the economic situation||Zachary Zimmer & Meredith Van Natta||14||3|
|Family caregiving for older adults: Gendered roles and caregiver burden in emigrant households of Kerala, India.||Allen Prabhaker Ugargol & Ajay Bailey||14||2|
|Changing intergenerational contracts: gender, cohorts and elder care in central rural China, 2005–2013||Yuqin Huang||14||1|
|Gender and living arrangements of the elderly in Iran||Akbar Aghajanian & Vaida Thompson||12||2|
|Is intergenerational solidarity really on the decline? Cautionary evidence from Thailand||John Knodel||10||2|
|Adult children caring for their elderly parents: Results from a national survey of ageing in Sri Lanka||Truls Østbye , Angelique Chan , Rahul Malhotra & Jinendra Kothalawala||6||1|
Asian Population Studies
Asian Population Studies publishes original research on matters related to population in this large, complex and rapidly changing region. Topics include population dynamics such as the analysis of fertility, mortality and migration (from both technical and humanistic perspectives) to the consequences of population change from a variety of demographic perspectives.