This dissertation consists of three essays on health, aging and the family in contemporary China. The first essay addresses socioeconomic differentials in mortality among the oldest old Chinese. The other two essays examine intergenerational transfers between parents and children.A prevailing view has emerged from these studies: there is an inverse relationship between SES and mortality (Robert and House 2000; Williams 1990) . Despite the consistency of this finding in almost all past studies, two qualifications haveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on Health, Aging and the Family in Contemporary China|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|