Social Indicators Research

, Volume 140, Issue 3, pp 1159–1172 | Cite as

The Study on the Satisfaction of the Elderly People Living with Their Children

  • Qian Jin
  • Philip Pearce
  • Hui Hu


In today’s society, with the aging population, the satisfaction of the elderly people is highly connected with the social sustainability. This article used the data of the Chinese Health and the Pension Follow-up Survey from CHARLS in 2013 to analyze the relation between the elderly people’s satisfaction and their living arrangement. Based on the control of the influential factors on the individual, family and the regional level, this article used ordinary least square regression method to find out that the elderly people’s satisfaction will be deceased because of living with their children. However, the elderly people’s dissatisfaction will be vanished along with the growth of the age of the elderly. Therefore, the elderly people’s living arrangements have been changed, to maintain the satisfaction of the elderly in China, the appropriate health care and other activities should be redesigned and developed for the elderly who live by themselves.


The Chinese elderly people Satisfaction Living arrangement 



The authors are grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments. This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71603193), Major Project of the National Social Science Research Fund (No. 16ZDA006), MOE Project of Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences in Universities (No. 15JJD790024) and Social Science Research Fund (No. 14YJCZH055) from the Chinese Ministry of Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Tourism and Research Institute of Human GeographyXi’an International Studies UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.College of Business, Law and GovernanceJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Economic Development Research CentreWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  4. 4.School of Economics and ManagementWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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