June 24, 2010 2:43 PM

Double-whammy: Aging China has fewer children to care for it

Decades ago, the idea that China's eldest residents would be put in the care of non-family members was laughable — impossible. In China's tradition-ruled society, parents and grandparents have always depended on their children, grandchildren or in-laws to care for them in their old age. However, China's changing demographics are making this tradition harder to maintain.

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