1st Edition

China's Aging Population Development and Policy Options

    320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a systematic study of the challenges of aging in China and of the measures being taken, planned and still needed to cope with the challenges. It highlights that the number of people aged 65 or above is growing and that the growth will accelerate – from 176 million people representing 12.6% of the population in 2019 to 310 million representing 22.3% of the population by 2035; and it also highlights that the aging comes at a time when China’s economy is not yet fully developed and not yet fully balanced. The book outlines how China has already established an elderly care system and is beginning to meet the needs of the elderly for economic security, social services and so on, discusses the need for enhancing and considerably extending the existing system, and proposes reform ideas and key policy options.

    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Members of the Research Group
    Chapter I China’s Population Aging: The Status Quo, Development Trend, and Opportunities and Challenges 
    Chapter II Development of Human Capital of the Elderly
    Chapter III Valuing Social Participation of the Elderly
    Chapter IV Establishment and Improvement of the Elderly Care Service System
    Chapter V Strengthening the Construction of Age-friendly Health Support System
    Chapter VI Construction of Economic Security System for Coping with Population Aging
    Chapter VII Construction of Social Governance System for the Elderly
    Chapter VIII Policy Suggestions for Coping with Population Aging


    China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it should develop.