Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China|
|Citation:||Goh, E.C.L. (2009). Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China. Journal of Aging Studies 23 (1) : 60-68. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Dominant research effort on older persons in China has focused on the impact of the fast-graying demography and the impending problem of supporting an ageing population. The ethnographic and survey results from this study show grandparents to be an integral part of the process of raising grandchildren and of family life in urban Xiamen. It is therefore, necessary to have a better knowledge of the lived experience of these grandparents. The choice theory framework posited by Goodfellow in assessing the levels of satisfaction of grandparents as regular childcare providers is used to examine the empirical data. Two out of the four dimensions in this framework have been found to have some relevance to the Chinese experience. It is suggested that future research fine tunes the theory by formulating new dimensions that emerge from indigenous Chinese empirical data. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Aging Studies|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Mar 19, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Dec 31, 2018
checked on Jan 13, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.