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Home> Archive> 2023> Volume 13 Number 2 ( April. 2023)
IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(2): 109-114
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1128

Evaluating the Possibility of Intergenerational Home-Sharing in Shanghai and the Potential Benefits for both the Young and the Old Generation

Kangze Peng* and Shuting Lian

Abstract—This article explores the new housing model of intergenerational home-sharing, a concept first introduced in European countries to deal with the impending aging society. Empty-nest seniors lent their additional rooms to young people for lower rent in large cities, while young people offer companionship and doing the housework for the senior. The aging population in Shanghai is increasing, as estate prices soar during the recent years, bringing tremendous pressure to the opportunity – seeking young. This paper aims to discuss the likelihood of implementing such concept in Shanghai by interviewing with local seniors and community service workers and analyzing the willingness of young people and seniors using anonymous questionnaires.

Index Terms—Aging society, empty-nest elderly, generational gap, Home-sharing

The authors are with the No.2 High School of East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
*Correspondence: pengkangze@hsefz.cn (K.P.)

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Cite: Kangze Peng* and Shuting Lian, "Evaluating the Possibility of Intergenerational Home-Sharing in Shanghai and the Potential Benefits for both the Young and the Old Generation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 109-114, 2023.

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