With the establishment of basic old-age security system in rural areas,the government has entered the family pension supply level.The state takes more responsibility to the family,which is the inevitable logic of good governance development.But in the allocation of family pension responsibility,how should we delimit the responsibility of the government and the family？The ambiguity of this boundary will lead to mutual prevarication between government and family responsibilities.According to the theory of the welfare state,the liberal welfare and welfare pluralism is discussed,and this paper points out the theoretical confusion and practical problems existing in the application of the three theories in rural family support for the aged in China.In order to protect the rights and interests of the elderly in rural areas,the following suggestions are put forward.First of all,from the aspects of material support,spiritual support and legal liability of the dependents,the boundary of responsibility between the state and the family is defined.Secondly,from the system design,legal punishment,policy support and cultural advocacy,the government＇s responsibility in the family support for the elderly is defined.Thirdly,from the sense of responsibility,moral responsibility should be complied with and legal responsibility be abided by in clarifying the family＇s pension responsibility.Determination and responsibility division of responsibilities between the two boundaries contributes not only to the theoretical contribution,but also to the implementation of rural family pension responsibility.
Journal of Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry（Social Science）
rural family support for the aged
responsibihty of state support for the aged
responsibility of family support for the aged
social security responsibility boundary