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Title: Living arrangements in four Asian countries: a comparative perspective
Authors: Asis, M.M.B.
Domingo, L.
Knodel, J.
Mehta, K. 
Keywords: Asia
cross-cultural studies
focus groups
living arrangements
Issue Date: Apr-1995
Citation: Asis, M.M.B.,Domingo, L.,Knodel, J.,Mehta, K. (1995-04). Living arrangements in four Asian countries: a comparative perspective. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 10 (1-2) : 145-162. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The findings of the 4 preceding country studies are examined here from a comparative perspective identifying some of the similarities and differences that underlie living arrangements of the elderly. More specifically, we compare the normative basis underlying living arrangements, mechanisms that help perpetuate co-residence, strains inherent to co-residence, preferences for co-residents, alternative forms of living arrangements, and views of social changes in relation to living arrangements. Overall, the focus group data on which the studies are based highlight the importance of culture in influencing the living arrangements of elderly people in Asia. The results suggest that at least for the next generation, co-residential living by elderly with children will continue to be a viable option, although the extent to which it persists is likely to vary among the 4 countries studied. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Source Title: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
ISSN: 01693816
DOI: 10.1007/BF00972034
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