Report: how oversea Chinese youth deal with the retirement of their parents

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Blog Writer: Eddie XING

This survey receives 307 responses, with participants from various generations and different life statuses. 

More than half of the participants are planning to live with their parents, either by staying abroad (33%) or going back home (18%). About 23% of participants are considering the nursing home as an option to take care of their parents.

The only-child participants are more willing to stay abroad and bring their parents abroad, compared to non-only-child.

About 1 in 5 participants haven’t considered the way to take care of aging parents. As the younger generation grows up, thinking about this problem becomes more realistic and more unavoidable.

The generation of 1980s is more willing to communicate with their parents about this topic. 

In terms of the willingness to live in the same city with child, the parents of only-child overtake the non-only-child, while the 1980s and 1990s exceed the1970s.

As for the career or immigration decision-making, 61% of only-child participants will be affected by this topic.

The main concerns of parents’ living abroad focus on mental health and integration into the new life.

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