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Housing for elderly in cross culture context

Hao Wu, Huiying Hou

Proceedings of the 26th PRRES Annual Conference - 2020 | Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) | Published : 2020

Abstract

This paper concerns different contexts of elderly housing and its provision basing on the premise that, similar to other socially-disadvantaged, the elderly needs such social support as subsidy and direct aid due to their declining decision-making power and physical ability. Elderly housing is by and large a social support scheme jointly supplied by various sectors. This paper raises the question whether market arrangement is capable of supplementing social services of elderly housing in absence of efficient institutions? It adopts a comparative case approach to confronting the important concern that cities are distinctive by their institutional conditions for elderly housing provision. We s..

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