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Post time 2010-9-5 00:15:02 |Display all floors
For the old generation normally got their childrent to support when they are too old to work,2 or 3 children are very common in that times.Now,with one -child policy of Chinese government,how the parents will do to prepare their old age times? It is not a piece of cake for the young generation.
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Post time 2010-9-5 11:17:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by fluffylufy at 2010-9-5 00:15
For the old generation normally got their childrent to support when they are too old to work,2 or 3 children are very common in that times.Now,with one -child policy of Chinese government,how the p ...

I will take care of myself when I am old. Whether go to the home for the aged or live alone in my house, either is not bad option for me. I don't want to be a burden to my child, since it is hard for him to live in the society. Houses, work, life can all add to his concerns.

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Post time 2010-9-5 11:39:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cindy1225 at 2010-9-5 11:17

I will take care of myself when I am old. Whether go to the home for the aged or live alone in my house, either is not bad option for me. I don't want to be a burden to my child, since it is hard ...


You are right, it is better the parents take care of themselves because they have more time to work at it.  My brother in Beijing and his wife, a school teacher was given an apartment for their retirement.  they seem ok looking after themselves.

It  is harder and harder for the next generation to make it.  They are more competitions, more and more to share limited resources.
In most western countries, some have company pension, then government pension plus personal investment returns. they are well looked after

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Post time 2010-9-5 12:11:44 |Display all floors
I forgot the country folks.  They are totally different than city  slickers.  They do depend on their children to support them especially in farming.  Rural folks usually go to big cities to find job and send money home.

However, the government is moving into the less developed areas to bring about balance growth improving the living standards for rural folks as well.  That is far-sighted move.

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Post time 2010-9-6 09:35:22 |Display all floors
couples with achild  take a lighter burden , their accounts  in  banks  can support their life after retire,what's more ,they will take the pension.
so,i think it's ok to have  only one child.

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Post time 2010-9-6 13:39:46 |Display all floors
With the pension and saving,I think it is ok to survive.  We won't give much pressure on  our child.
But with only one child,it is difficult for him/her to take care of the parents well,especially when the olders are sick.

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Post time 2010-9-6 14:03:05 |Display all floors
my parents say they will go to a nursing house if they're seriously sick and i cannot take care of them anymore. i know they really will do that and i support their idea although traditionally, only people without offspring live there. but my parents don't think so, they believe they have enough saving to live in a good nursing house with qualified workers and establishment

i think chinese people don't like to go to nursing houses, because they don't have enough money and the service in normal nursing houses isn't good. and, people think it's only children't responsibility  to take care of their parents. they aren't filial if they send their parents to nursing houses even though they can receive better treatment there.
I am a Beijing girl.

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