The effects of neighbourhood migrant concentration on ageing-in-place preference among older people in China

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Author(s)

  • Shiyu Lu
  • Wing-Kit Chan
  • Cheryl Hiu-Kwan Chui
  • Jennifer Yee Man Tang
  • Terry Yat Sang Lum

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-322
Number of pages15
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Volume31
Issue number4
Online published15 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study investigates preference for ageing-in-place (AIP) among local older adults in a Chinese county with a large concentration of internal migrants. The current study was a secondary analysis of data from 755 community-dwelling elderly linked with county-level neighbourhood administrative data. We found that older adults living in neighbourhoods with a high concentration of migrants were 46% less likely to prefer AIP than those living in neighbourhoods with a low concentration of migrants. Such associations remained significant only among those less educated. Community-based programmes to encourage social contact among migrants and local older adults should be promoted.

Research Area(s)

  • Ageing-in-place, conflict theory, neighbourhood, older adults, population migration

Citation Format(s)

The effects of neighbourhood migrant concentration on ageing-in-place preference among older people in China. / Lu, Shiyu; Chan, Wing-Kit; Chui, Cheryl Hiu-Kwan; Tang, Jennifer Yee Man; Lum, Terry Yat Sang.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2021, p. 308-322.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review