80% senior citizens to live alone by 2010

From Sohu.com: ”About 80 per cent of Chinese senior citizens in urban areas will live alone by 2010, in a country where traditionally several generations lived under one roof.

Statistics from the China Research Centre on (CRCA) show that China currently has more than 23.4 million elderly living alone, accounting for 30 per cent of ur ban senior citizens.

In the industrial city of Tianjin in North China, the figure already exceeded 62.5 per cent two years ago, the CRCA said.”

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