Population aging in China: features, challenges & strategies/Zhang Yang

Zhang , Yang (2012) Population aging in China: features, challenges & strategies/Zhang Yang. In: International Conference On Population Ageing: Issues and Challenges, 11 July 2012, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Global response to population aging is confronted by a series of severe challenges, e.g., retirement and medical/caring costs adds to fiscal burdens; population aging withers the labor force; development and aging problems intermingle as growth of the aged population mostly takes place in developing countries; poverty of the aged remains an acute problem. All these issues may only be addressed when national governments all over the world take the needs of the aged into full consideration in developing their social policies, establish specific strategies for responding to population aging and incorporate such strategies into long-term national development frameworks. Population aging also reflects the progress and achievement that the human society has made in extending life expectancy, improving mother and child health and helping women realize family planning. Seniors are more than just beneficiaries of social welfare. As producers, consumers, spreaders of traditional cultures, care-takers of children in their families and communities, seniors also play positive irreplaceable roles. A shared goal for us all therefore is to regard aging as an achievement, respond to age-related issues with a positive, optimistic and rational altitude, view skills, experiences and resources of the elderly as capital of the social development course, incorporate aging into our development agendas, promote positive aging and thereby construct a sharing society regardless of age.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Author from National Population and Family Planning Commission of China
Keywords: Aging, social security, pension system, China
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2013 08:40
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 08:40
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/274

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