• To re-examine the potential contribution to elderly care of the co-residence of elderly people and their adult children
“Four generations under one roof” has traditionally been regarded as a sign of felicity for the elderly, as family members are supposed to take good care of their elders. Intergenerational co-residence has been emphasized in the government’s policy on elderly care in Hong Kong.
The study investigated patterns of transition in co-residence between adult children and their elderly parents, to explore the relationship between changes in socio-demographic factors and living arrangements by analysing the sampled datasets of population censuses and by-censuses from 1981 to 2006.
a CUHK direct grant