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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.041113.

Daughters Support the Elderly in Rural Families in the New Era from the Perspective of Gender


Wenju Zhu

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Wenju Zhu

School of Politics and Public Administration, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450000, China


With the in-depth development of population aging, the situation of old-age care in rural areas in China is becoming more and more severe, and the problem of rural old-age care has received extensive attention from all walks of life. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of daughters in the family supporting system, which has gradually broken the traditional family pension model of "raise children to provide against old age" in rural areas of China. The daughter has played an important role in providing financial support, life care, and spiritual comfort to the elderly. The gender differences in rural family supporting are affected by factors such as family structure and size, social structure, the improvement of women’s status, and the impact of modernity. Daughter’s participation helps to consolidate the role of family supporting, relieve the pressure of rural pension, promote the change of the concept of fertility, improve the status of women and build an equal, healthy and harmonious relationship between the sexes.


the elderly; daughters; gender difference; gender equality

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Wenju Zhu. Daughters Support the Elderly in Rural Families in the New Era from the Perspective of Gender. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 11: 82-86. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.041113.


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