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Subjective experiences of older adults in poverty in urban China and the role of social policy

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This study establishes an evidence base regarding the experiences of older adults living in poverty in Beijing. Given the factors that shape the lives of low-income older adults, the findings are relevant for many middle- and low-income countries. Based on a series of in-depth interviews conducted with government officials and low-income older adults in Beijing, the study finds that poverty manifests as cumulative stress arising from four sources: financial strain, poor health, care burden an...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/02185385.2017.1358660

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Department:
Green Templeton College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-14
Publication date:
2017-08-04
Acceptance date:
2017-07-19
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EISSN:
2165-0993
ISSN:
0218-5385
Pubs id:
pubs:710727
URN:
uri:b5a9516c-ce61-408e-b353-25b84d0555e5
UUID:
uuid:b5a9516c-ce61-408e-b353-25b84d0555e5
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pubs:710727

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