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The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

May 8, 2014

This study analyzes the effects of Indonesia's conditional cash transfer program on the local health care market in terms of price, utilization, and quality of care.

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).

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,...

The Impact of Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from the Philippines

May 9, 2013

More than 215 million people—approximately 3% of the world’s population—now live outside their country of birth (United Nations, 2009).

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.

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.

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...

Long-Term Outcomes and Heterogeneity of Effects of Health Interventions in Matlab, Bangladesh

October 10, 2012

This research aims to better understand the impact of the Matlab health interventions by using panel data to control for unobservables and understand the dynamics and long-term effects of these...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health, Gender, and Migrant Workers in China

April 21, 2011

This colloquium will feature presentations by two visiting scholars from China. First, Dr. Huijun Liu will present research on health risks associated with gender imbalance in China.

Health Reform in the Pacific: Comparing Approaches to Universal Coverage in the Philippines and the State of Hawaii

October 21, 2010

The Republic of the Philippines began on the path to universal coverage with the passage of the National Health Insurance Act of 1995 (Republic Act 7875) which established the Philippine Health...

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?

Can You Trust Your Doctor? Patients, Providers, and Health Reforms in China

May 20, 2010

In this colloquium, we hear about Tsinghua University researchers' studies on physician-patient trust and satisfaction with health care in China.

Strict Liability for Medical Malpractice? The Impact of Increasing Malpractice Liability on Obstetrician Behavior in Taiwan

April 22, 2010

The extent and existence of "defensive medicine" -- excessive medical care to defend a physician against malpractice claims -- is a perennial subject of both policy and academic debate.  For...

Public Stewardship of Private Providers in China's Primary Health Care System

March 3, 2010

With the rapid growth of the Chinese economy and transition from central planning to a more market-oriented structure since the 1980s, private health care providers have gained market share,...

The Health Policy Environment in Vietnam: Observations from an Outside Insider

February 25, 2010

The health sector's successes in Vietnam have been described as "legendary" by international donors, but there is always the other side of the story.

Evidence on the Benefits of Primary Care: Implications for Asia

October 22, 2009

As part of health reforms announced in April 2009, China plans to expand and strengthen primary care (i.e., provision of first contact, person-focused, ongoing care over time, and coordinating care...

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Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-21
Wasin Laohavinij Visiting Scholar at APARC