Title

Aging trends : Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Publication Date

9-1-1995

Volume

10

Issue

3

First Page

257

Last Page

265

Abstract

Hong Kong is a small territory of some 415 square miles situated on the South China coast. It is a rapidly modernizing society, moving from an industrial export base to service and entrepot functions. By regional standards, many of Hong Kong's 1992 population of 5.9 million have a good standard of living and adequate housing. However, there are considerable discrepancies in wealth and well-being; elderly people are not always financially secure, and there arc growing difficulties in maintaining the oft-cited mode of family care for elderly members. Hong Kong is a rapidly aging society and it is essential to see this process in the context of local and regional socioeconomic change and the future political linkages of the territory with China.

DOI

10.1007/BF00972243

Print ISSN

01693816

E-ISSN

15730719

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Bartlett, H. P., & Phillips, D. R. (1995). Aging trends: Hong Kong. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 10(3), 257-265. doi: 10.1007/BF00972243