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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).

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...

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.

Intergenerational Living Arrangements in South Korea: Health and Economic Implications

November 12, 2012

Population aging in Asian societies is accompanied by changes in intergenerational living arrangements, which can have substantial health and economic implications for the elderly parents and their...

Japan’s Public Universal Health Insurance System Reform: Lessons for Achieving and Maintaining Universal Health Care Coverage

January 19, 2012

The global health community has been aiming at ensuring health coverage for all. To achieve universal health care coverage, the German Social Health Insurance model is one solution.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

April 7, 2011

In this event, Dr. Jaeun Shin will discuss the historical and policy background of expanded private health insurance in South Korea.

Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate

February 3, 2011

Asian Biotech:  Ethics and Communities of Fate is the title of a new book that Prof. Ong has co-edited with Nancy N.

Private Health Insurance in South Korea: An International ComparisonPrivate Health Insurance in South Korea: An International Comparison

February 2, 2011

In this study, we discuss the historical and policy background of expanded private health insurance in South Korea.

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia: Defining a Research Agenda

January 20, 2011

Demographic changes are profoundly shaping the political, economic, and social landscape of the Asia-Pacific region. How have individuals, families, communities, and policymakers responded?

Economic and Social Implications of Population Aging in Asia

October 12, 2010

How will population aging impact the economies and social protection systems of Japan, South Korea, China, and India?

Grassroots Empowerment: Can Models from India Spark a Revolution in Healthcare Delivery in China?

January 14, 2010

In the four years since a State Council think tank, the Development Research Center, bluntly declared the failure of three decades of healthcare reform, China has placed a high political priority...

Prescribing Cultures and Pharmaceutical Policy in the Asia-Pacific: A Book Launch Event

September 23, 2009

Pharmaceutical policies are interlinked globally, yet deeply rooted in local culture.

Changes in Taiwan's Cigarette Market After the US Forced It Open

April 23, 2009

The stated purpose of the Trade Act of 1974 was to promote free trade. Section 301 authorized the U.S.

Fast Forward: Uncertainties, Risks and Opportunities of Rapid Aging in China, Japan, and Korea

February 27, 2009

An innovative, invitation-only scenario planning exercise designed to develop a broader understanding of how population aging could affect the social, cultural, economic, and security futures of...

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

February 25, 2009

This conference will explore the impact of rapid aging on economic growth, labor markets, social insurance financing, long term care, and health care in China, Japan, and Korea.

Health Care System and Policy in Korea: Politics and Democratization

February 20, 2009

Korea introduced three major health-care reforms: in financing (1999), pharmaceuticals (2000), and provider payment (2001).

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.