The profile of China's elderly is beginning to change -- especially in the cities -- as life spans increase and more people live apart from their children. New ways to house the elderly range from private retirement homes to converted schools. In Shanghai, the traditional extended family with three generations living under one roof may become just an ideal of the past.
Video: Kim Perry, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
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