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Examining China’s transition

News / October 9, 2014

Economic and demographic transition pose major challenges for countries worldwide, particularly in large developing countries like China; however, strengthening social welfare programs can offset negative effects and help promote a sustainable future, according to Karen Eggleston, a scholar of Asia health policy at Stanford University.

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Call for applications: Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia

News / October 2, 2014

 

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce its search for two 2015–16 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia. The award will be given to two junior scholars, who have completed their Ph.D. (with degree conferral and approval by August 31, 2015).

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Shorenstein APARC changes program names

News / September 10, 2014

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University formally changed many of its program names in tandem with the website project led by our parent organization, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Call for papers: Conference on human capital & ageing

News / July 23, 2014
Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program co-organizes an annual conference and issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing focused on the challenges facing ageing societies worldwide. Paper submissions for the conference and special issue are currently being accepted.
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Indonesia’s cash transfer programs are valuable, Stanford health fellow finds

News / June 2, 2014
Nearly forty-four percent of Indonesia’s population is living on less than $2 a day, making it near impossible for some to seek proper health treatment. Postdoctoral Fellow in Asia Health Policy Margaret Triyana says one way to improve this situation is through conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs.
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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Eggleston

News / April 29, 2014
In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Karen Eggleston, center fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, reflects on her initial draw to Asian studies and eventual focus on comparative Asia health policy. She also shares perspectives on health reform in China and demographic change across East Asia, and talks about related upcoming activities.
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Shorenstein APARC announces 2014-15 postdoctoral fellows

News / April 11, 2014
Shorenstein APARC is pleased to welcome three exceptional postdoctoral fellows this autumn, researching a variety of topics on contemporary Asia, including epidemiological trends of diabetes in Vietnam, China's state-owned enterprises, and political governance in Vietnam.
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Karen Eggleston provides testimony to U.S.-China Commission on China’s healthcare sector

News / April 7, 2014
Karen Eggleston presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s healthcare sector on April 3. Eggleston responded to several questions about China's health status and health system performace based on her research.
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Stanford fellow addresses burden of cervical cancer in Mongolia

News / March 25, 2014
Mongolia has one of the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer in Eastern Asia due in part to barriers to knowledge and access to services. Gynecological oncologist and Shorenstein APARC fellow Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa talks about her research evaluating a new national screening and vaccination program aimed to mitigate the disease.
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Former Asia health fellow details new approach to understanding obesity in Cambodia

News / February 21, 2014
Siyan Yi, a former fellow in the Asia Health Policy Program, co-publishes research that puts forth a new way of understanding an individual's elevated risk toward non-communicable diseases in Cambodia.
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Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

News / October 2, 2013
China's population of 1.34 billion is now 50 percent urban, over 13 percent above age 60, and with 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For such a large population at a relatively low level of per capita income, how will aging interact with substantial gender imbalance and rapid urbanization?
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Research Assistant Position Available for Health Economics Research on Japan and China

News / September 25, 2013
The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center announces the availability of a research assistant position in health economics research on evidence-based health policy in East Asia.
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China Central Television (CCTV)-America recently interviewed AHPP director Karen Eggleston

News / September 5, 2013
China Central Television (CCTV)-America recently interviewed AHPP director Karen Eggleston for a program about the challenges of population aging in China, in comparative perspective:
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Systemic Flaws within China's Health Care System

News / August 22, 2013
Recent arrests of some Chinese doctors and employees of a multinational pharmaceutical firm provide a window into the incentive distortions of China's healthcare system, as highlighted in an August 7 article of ChinaOutlook that quoted health economist and AHPP program director Karen Eggleston.
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Overseas Filipino Workers become economic heroes

Q&A / April 15, 2013
To their family members and to the Philippine government, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the country's “new heroes.” Postdoctoral fellow Marjorie Pajaron talks about her research on the significant economic benefit of OFW remittances.
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U.S. and Asia experts seek solutions to economic aspects of aging in China and India

Q&A / March 20, 2013
How China and India resolve the challenge of supporting their elderly while maintaining economic advancement despite shrinking working-age cohorts will strongly shape their future and may provide valuable lessons. Karen Eggleton describes key issues in each country, and research finding presented during a recent Stanford-Harvard policy dialogue.
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Development and health economist to join as postdoctoral fellow

News / March 14, 2013
This autumn, AHPP will welcome development and health economist Margaret Triyana as the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow. Triyana will focus on analyzing the effects of rural-urban migration on children's health outcomes in China and Indonesia
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Despite significant reform, gaps remain in China's health care system

News / February 28, 2013
Despite significant efforts to reform health care in China, says Karen Eggleston, coverage is "wide but shallow." Eggleston has written about the Chinese government's ambitious reforms.
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