Labor Market Conditions for Health and Elderly Care Workers in the People’s Republic of China

Publication | June 2022

This paper examines the labor market conditions of the paid workforce in the health and elderly care industry in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Findings indicate that the wages for elderly care workers, most of whom are women, were low, and that most of the elderly care institutions had difficulty generating sufficient revenue to cover operation costs. The growth in employment in the health and elderly care industry has lagged other sectors, limiting the supply of high-quality services for the PRC’s growing population with health and care needs.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Why Are Paid Care Services Vulnerable to Low-Pay and Low-Quality Outcomes?
  • Overview of Health and Elderly Care Provision in the People’s Republic of China
  • Labor Conditions of Health and Elderly Care Workers
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Health
  • Health sector development and reform
  • Social protection - labor and employment
Countries
  • China, People's Republic of
Pages
  • 46
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS220250-2

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