The building and operation of transnational elder care network: a case study of left-behind elderly in Hong Kong

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    This project addresses the issue of elder care in Hong Kong. In the past few years, more than two hundred and twenty-two thousand people have migrated to other societies. Many emigrants were adults with young children, leaving behind their elderly parents. The parents were left behind because their adult children did not plan to bring them along or they refused to emigrate. Among these parents, some are staying in Hong Kong without physical and emotional support from their younger generation. Elder care for these left-behind parents provokes discussions in the academia, government, and social service providers. Studies of migration find that migrants would establish a transnational elder care network to look after left-behind parents.
    Effective start/end date1/01/2430/06/25


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