Residential Environment Effects on Physical and Mental Health of the Elderly in Shanghai

Rapid population ageing is becoming a serious social challenge for Chinese megacities. This project aims to investigate the effects of residential environments and individual resources on the elderly’s subjective well-being (SWB) and physical and mental health in Shanghai. To that purpose a comprehensive theoretical framework of subjective well-being from Lindenberg is used and applied on the 2010 World Health Organization’s Global Ageing and Adult Health survey.

Contact person: Professor Martin Dijst