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|Other Titles:||The Geriatric and Nurturing Functions of Family: A Comparative Study of China, Japan, Taiwan, and the EU Member States|
|Issue Date:||2016-06-20 14:59:44 (UTC+8)|
This paper aims to investigate the geriatric and nurturing functions of families in societies with various levels of socioeconomic development. Comparing empirical data from EU member states, Japan, China, and Taiwan, the author found that countries with higher GNP per capita or more liberal countries tended to offer less familial support for geriatric care. Respondents from those countries expressed a lower willingness to co-reside with disabled parents, less believe that family should pay for the cost of elder care, and fewer respondents agreed that one should respect parents with no reservation. Respondents from Asian and South European countries however, expressed generally opposite point of view. In addition, the data also shows that about 60% of the total number of respondents agree that parents’ duty is to do their best for their children even at the expense of their own well-being, about 70% of the respondents believe that having children is important, and more than 70% of the respondent believe that living with a partner is important.
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