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Du Peng on Elder Care in China


chinese elder maleTo get a sense of China’s elder care challenge, begin with this figure: 230 million.

That’s the number of people in China who are 60 years of age or older today, Professor Du Peng of Renmin University told an audience on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus on March 15. For the first time, those elders are equal in number to the country’s population age 15 and younger. Read more.

McCormack Graduate School’s Gerontology Institute conducts basic and applied social and economic research and offers services aimed at improving the experience of aging. Its areas of concentration include productive aging, income security, demography, transportation, long-term services and supports, and life-long learning. The institute also provides editorial leadership for the Journal of Aging & Social Policy and Research on Aging.

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