The COVID-19 pandemic and intergenerational relations : the case of HK families with older parents ageing in the GBA in Mainland China

Bowen ZHOU (Presenter)

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Abstract

The central government of China has been developing the Guangdong-Hong
Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area since 2016, aiming to facilitate deeper
integration within region and build an international first-class bay area. With
the development of the Greater Bay Area as a catalyst, convenient and advanced
transportation has further provided possibilities and opportunities for Hong
Kong elderly people to consider residing in mainland China, particular in the
Greater Bay Area. A comparison has been made by relevant Hong Kong
government departments, showing that the number of Hong Kong elderly
people (aged 65 and above) ageing in the Greater Bay Area in mainland China
increased to around 90200 in 2019, which was 33% higher than that in 2013.
Given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of preventive measures
like border control may have impacts on every aspect of the Hong Kong families
with older parents ageing in the Greater Bay Area in mainland China, and the
intergenerational relations of these families is no exception. Unlike prevailing
literature that only focus on the intergenerational relations of migrant families
or transnational families, a qualitative approach will be adapted in this
proposed study to provide insights on the intergenerational relations in the
unique China-Hong Kong cross-border context under the most updated
situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symposium

SymposiumInternational Symposium on Social Policy and Social Services Challenges in the Greater Bay Area
Period23/06/2223/06/22
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