Women's Work is Never Done: Eldercare Within Chinese Families in Hong Kong


Project Summary:

The proposed study is a pilot project which expands on one of the applicant’s ongoing research on Eldercare Amongst Recent Chinese Immigrant Families in Toronto, supported by a SSHRC Small Grant (2016-2018) and a Minor Research Grant (2017-18). The proposed study during the applicant’s sabbatical leave aims to explore how carework is carried out by adult Chinese women in Hong Kong for their aging parents who reside either in Hong Kong or transnationally in Canada. Carework can be expressed in both tangible and intangible ways. Tangible carework includes the material forms of care such as economic support and the physical labour involved in the care of a family member; while intangible forms of carework includes emotional labour, such as expressing feelings of love and providing emotional support.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

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Start Date:
Nov
2018
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Funder:
YUFA Sabbatical Research Grant

Year Project Started:
2018

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Collaborator Institution:
Visiting Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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