Aging trends : Hong Kong

Helen Patricia BARTLETT, David Rosser PHILLIPS

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1995
Externally publishedYes


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