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Title: Culture or Context? Comparing Recent Trajectories of Elder Care Development in China and Taiwan
Authors: 錢宜群
Chien, Yi-Chun
Payette, Alex
Contributors: 政治系
Keywords: Asian values;elder care;policy legacies;path dependency
Date: 2020-09
Issue Date: 2021-05-24 14:53:49 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Policy legacies are an important factor explaining how, regardless of the nontraditional discourse, previously implemented laws and policies have greatly influenced the state of eldercare arrangements in both China and Taiwan. On the one hand, Taiwan has been shifting eldercare responsibilities from the family to the public through a series of social policy reforms fueled by political demands from the civil society since its democratic transition, whereas the Chinese Party-State enacted a series of filial laws in addition to reform policies, which inflated the demand and supply for familial care while at the same time impacting the development of institutional eldercare. While the issue often framed as the prevalence of filial culture in Chinese societies, this article argues, through a path dependency-based perspective, that legal provisions, policies and the structure of the political competition are largely responsible for shaping current eldercare arrangements on both sides of the strait.
Relation: Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol.48, No.3-4, pp.227-249
Data Type: article
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