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COVID-19: The Economic Impact in China

April 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the King Center on Global Development and Shorenstein APARC, this virtual panel discusses the impacts of the coronavirus pandemics on China's urban and rural employment and its...

Air Pollution and Short-Term Mortality in Beijing

June 6, 2014

Little empirical evidence exists on the health costs of air pollution in China, one of the most polluted countries in the world.

CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF URBANIZATION: CHINA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

May 25, 2014

China’s National New-type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020) sets ambitious targets for sustainable, human-centered, and environmentally friendly urbanization.

Overcoming Health Challenges Facing Mongolia: Medical and Entrepreneurial Perspectives

April 9, 2014

Average life expectancy in Mongolia is 65 years, much shorter than that of other East Asian countries such as South Korea (78.5 years) and China (72.5 years).

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

January 28, 2014

We use retrospectively reported data on smoking behavior of residents of Mainland China and Taiwan to compare and contrast patterns in smoking behavior over the life-course of individuals in these...

Why Do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and Its Historical Origin

January 15, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Recent scholarship has documented an alarming increase in the sex ratio at birth in parts of East Asia, South Asia and the Caucuses...

Housing Windfalls and Intergenerational Transfers in China

October 23, 2013

In this paper, we study the impact of housing reform and the rapid development of the housing market in China on parental wealth and financial transfers they receive from children.

NHI Reform in Taiwan: Recent Developments

October 14, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Center of East Asian Studies, Stanford University Prominent health policy expert—Rachel Lu from Taiwan—will share her view on recent health policy developments in the region,...

Paying for Performance to Improve Health in Rural China

April 25, 2013

Grant Miller will discuss the results of his SAPARC-funded research in rural China, supplementing a large NIH-funded project about pay-for-performance to improve health.

Economic Aspects of Population Aging in China and India

March 7, 2013

China and India are, by far, the two most populous countries in the world.

Gender Imbalance and Social Network Pressures in Rural China

February 21, 2013

China and some other Asian countries have experienced a large surplus of men of marriageable age.

The Impact of Water Quality on Health and Youth Education in Rural China

January 30, 2013

Providing people with safe drinking water is one of the most important health-related infrastructure programs in the world.

Health and Aging in Japan

January 9, 2013

Professor Hidehiko Ichimura of the University of Tokyo will share recent results from his research on the health of older adults and the retirement process in Japan.

Health and Aging in Japan

January 8, 2013

Professor Hidehiko Ichimura of the University of Tokyo will share recent results from his research on the health of older adults and the retirement process in Japan.

Gender Imbalance in China: A Cautionary Tale of Land Reform, Income, and Sex Ratios

November 27, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room   This paper examines the effect of income growth induced by 1978–84 land reform on the sex ratio imbalance in China.

The Next Phase of China’s Health System Reforms

May 29, 2012

In spring 2009, China’s leadership announced ambitious national health reforms. Have the five stated goals of the first three years of reform been met?

Patterns of Elderly Life Expectancy in Three Chinese Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei

April 30, 2012

Life expectancy at aged 65 is remarkably similar in the three Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, even though the cities differ in levels of socioeconomic development, health systems...

Critical Industry Studies in Cigarette Production Before, During, and After “Liberation”

March 26, 2012

Historians, health policy specialists, sociologists, anthropologists, business scholars, and other experts will meet Mar.

Do Different Health Insurance Plans in China Create Disparities in Health Care Utilization and Expenditures?

February 23, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room China has recently reformed its health care system with the intent of providing universal coverage for basic health care to every Chinese citizen....

Divorce, Abortion and Sex Ratio at Birth: The Effect of the Amended Divorce Law in China

January 31, 2012

This seminar explores whether and to what extent the relative circumstances of men and women following marital dissolution affect sex selection behavior within marriages.

The Educational Gradient in Health: Evidence from China

November 18, 2011

In addition to the health-protective effects of higher income and social status, better education appears to be an important contributor to good health.

The Future of a Demographic Overachiever: Long-Term Implications of the Demographic Transition in China

November 3, 2011

China's pace of demographic transition -- both mortality and fertility decline -- have been unparalleled in human populations of significant size.

A Mechanism for Promoting Comparative Health Policy Research in the Asia-Pacific Region

October 20, 2011

The Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Systems and Policies was established in June 2011.

The Performance and Driving Force of Government Health Expenditure in China: Evidence from Provincial Panel Data, 1991-2007

May 5, 2011

The new health reform started in 2009 has shown the determination of the Chinese government, especially the central government, to increase its responsibility in the health sector.