Changing roles in long‐term care service for elderly population in urban China : a case study of welfare mix in Qingdao

Zhen TIAN (Presenter), Suping LOU (Presenter)

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Abstract

The care of the fragile elderly has increasingly become a social problem that needs collective intervention under rapid ageing. The long-term care insurance system, as one of the most typical institutional arrangements internationally, has been piloted in China since 2016. Qingdao is the first city in China to explore and implement social long-term care insurance targeted for elder people and summarised as a unique welfare model by the Chinese central government and academia. The introduction of the long-term care insurance system has changed the noninstitutionalized picture of traditional elderly care services to a certain extent, and reshaped the relationship between the government, the market, and the family in the elderly care services. This study analyses the welfare mixed model development in Qingdao city through conceptual dimensions developed from welfare mix economy and social welfare analysis framework, including service coverage, service content, service provision, service financing, and service regulation combing from a longitudinal perspective of historicism. This study uses qualitative research methods including administrative text and literature analysis, and conducts interviews with local political elites as well as stakeholders to explain the characteristics and influencing factors of Qingdao welfare model.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2021
EventPostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning: Re-Imagining Postgraduate Studies in the 21st Century and Beyond - Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Duration: 26 Mar 202127 Mar 2021
https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/postgraduate-conference-on-interdisciplinary-learning-2021

Conference

ConferencePostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTuen Mun
Period26/03/2127/03/21
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Bibliographical note

Abstract published in Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning : Re-Imagining Postgraduate Studies in the 21st Century and Beyond : Programme book, Lingnan University, 2021, p. 19-20.

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