Growing rich without growing old: the impact of internal migration in China
M Chen, CJ Lloyd, PSF Yip
Asian Population Studies | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2020
In China in 2017, the elderly dependency ratio (EDR) – which is the number of elderly per 100 working-age population – was 14.8. This represents a huge increase from 6.7 in 1970. The speed and magnitude of the ageing trend remains a serious threat to the sustainable development of China. However, the EDRs exhibit wide and unusual spatial variations within the nation. In this study, based on a decomposition analysis, the spatial pattern of the EDRs across 31 provinces in China in 2000 and 2010 are investigated. The analyses attributed the change in the EDRs to four factors: working-age migration, mortality of the population aged 5–54, population momentum, and growth of the elderly population...View full abstract
Awarded by Research Grants Council in Hong Kong under the Strategic Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Awarded by Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) in Belgium
This work was supported by The Research Grants Council in Hong Kong under the Strategic Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of (HKU-SPPR-12) and Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) in Belgium under the Grant (FNRS 1.B076.19).