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Scholarly Publications

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Has the Use of Physician Gatekeepers Declined among HMOs? Evidence from the United States

December 2008

Since the mid-1980s, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have grown rapidly in the United States.  Despite initial successes in constraining health care costs, HMOs have come under increasing...

Aging Asia: The Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and South Korea

December 2010

In the past fifty years, two factors have led to global population aging: a decline in fertility to levels close to—or even below—replacement and a decline in mortality that has increased world...

News

Postdoctoral fellow in Asia health policy combines legal and economic expertise

March 2009

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is pleased to announce that Brian K.

Health reform spans the Pacific

April 2010

When searching for insights about how other countries deal with similar challenges, Americans often look to Europe and Canada. Rarer is the comparison to counterparts across the Pacific.

Old Events

Economic Consequences of Population Aging in Asia

November 29, 2007

Inaugural Lecture of the Comparative Health Policy Program Colloquium Series on Demographic Change in Asia

The Link between Migration and Health: A Longitudinal Analysis in Indonesia, and A New National Survey on Migration and Health in China

February 26, 2008

Migration and health are two areas that have each received significant amounts of attention in sociology.

Informal Care for the Elderly in South Korea and the Impact on Caregivers' Labor Force Participation

May 8, 2008

Rapid population aging in many Asian countries poses an increased burden of care for elderly people with disabilities.

Projects

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.
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