Social Support to Older People with Disability in China

Social support of older people with disability in China has not been researched with social policy analysis. We apply a disability rights framework in four domains ? protection, economic security, social support and participation ? to analyse the relat...

Social support of older people with disability in China has not been researched with social policy analysis. We apply a disability rights framework in four domains ? protection, economic security, social support and participation ? to analyse the relative experiences of rights by older people with or without disability, in urban and rural areas, male and female, and with a history of paid work or not. We analyse the 2006 Second China National Sampling Survey on Disability and national ageing datasets; and conduct participatory fieldwork about older people?s experiences of support. The results are relevant to Australian and Chinese researchers and policy officials, who seek to realise disability rights in China and internationally.

Project team

Associate Professor Xiaoyuan Shang
Faculty of Arts & Soc Sciences
Professor Karen Raewyn Fisher
Faculty of Arts & Soc Sciences

Key contact

Faculty of Arts & Soc Sciences
02 9385 7809
x.shang@unsw.edu.au