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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).

Supplier-induced Demand in Newborn Treatment: Evidence from Japan

February 12, 2014

We measure the degree of supplier-induced demand in newborn treatment, by exploiting changes in reimbursement arising from the introduction in Japan of the partial prospective payment system (PPS)....

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,...

Region-based v. Distance-based Information in Emergency Health Risk Communication: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

October 9, 2013

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant...

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.

Intergenerational Family Transfers and Local Gossip in Japan: Comparative Political Economy of Insurance Provision

January 27, 2013

Why are transfers from younger to older generations generous in some societies and not in others?

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.

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...

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?

Battle Against HIV/AIDS in Cambodia: Successes and Challenges

May 21, 2012

More than two decades have passed since the first case of HIV infection was detected in Cambodia in 1991.

The Spillover Effect of National Health Insurance on Household Consumption Patterns in Taiwan

May 3, 2012

One of the major aims of implementing a national health insurance program in Taiwan in 1995 was to provide financial risk protection to the country's 23 million citizens.

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....

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karen 0320 cropprd Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
lisa leestanford1015crop 2x3 Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program