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Impact of Caring for the Elderly on Young Women's Career Development in Cities
Project Name: Impact of Caring for the Elderly on Young Women's Career Development in Cities
Project level: General project
Start time: 2011
End time: 2012
Project Leader:
Name Position or title Unit
Ma Yan Associate Research Fellow Women's Studies Institute of China (WSIC)
Project team members:
Name Unit 职务或职称
Song Yueping Department of Society and Population at the Renmin University of China Lecturer
Jia Yunzhu WSIC Associate Research Fellow
Yang Hui WSIC Assistant Researcher
Wu Jing WSIC Assistant Researcher
Yang Shenghui Department of Society and Population at the Renmin University of China doctoral student
Main content: This research includes four main parts.

1. Needs-based analysis of urban elderly home care. This part mainly discussed the ageing of the population in the context of rapid development of cities, elderly daily care needs and satisfaction.
2. Gender analysis of urban elderly family caregivers. Based on the survey data, from a gender perspective, this part mainly clarified who are the main helpers and caregivers in the urban elderly's daily activities, and explored gender differences of caregivers, to provide a theoretical analysis of causes of any discrepancies.
3. Quantification of the influence of caring for the elderly on young female's occupational development in cities. Through an analysis of young women's time, opportunities, and costs in caring for the elderly, the impact of caring for the elderly on young women's career development in cities was quantified in this part. The main indicators relating to career development were: weekly working hours, labor participation rates, promotion status, and income. This project used the data including parents and children of the "Third Survey on Chinese Women's Social Status", which the All-China Women's Federation and State Statistical Bureau jointly implemented on December 1, 2010, to calculate young women's time in cities in caring for the elderly. The method assumed similar groups of people, and calculated the growth rate of time spent caring for the elderly when average extended life expectancy of the elderly each year was one year taken into account. Weekly working hours, labor participation rate, promotion status and income were used as the primary dependent variables to analyze the cost to opportunity of young women in caring for the elderly, thus quantifying the impact of caring for the elderly on young women's career development in cities.
4. Policy suggestion. Through the first three sections of the research, from a gender perspective, this section proposed gender-sensitive policy recommendations for the "12th Five-Year Plan", the implementation of corresponding national ageing development strategies, and the publication of relevant policies.
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